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El cumpleaños

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celebrarcelebrate
el cumpleañosthe birthday
quedarse en casastay at home
Mi cumpleaños es en invierno. Siempre teníamos que quedarnos en casa para celebrarlo.My birthday is in winter. We always had to stay at home and celebrate.
una piñataa piñata, pot full of sweets
el hermano pequeñothe little brother
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– A piñata is made of papier-mâché and filled with sweets and other little surprises and is smashed with a stick.
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Pero nunca he tenido una piñata como mi hermano pequeno.But I have never had a piñata like my little brother.
juegos divertidosfun games
Todos los juegos divertidos son para niños.All the fun games are for children.
serpentinas y confetistreamers and confetti
Para mi cumpleaños siempre pusimos serpentinas y confeti en nuestro salón.For my birthday we always put streamers and confetti in our living room.
con forma de focain the shape (lit. with form) of a seal
Nos querían sorprender con una estatua con forma de foca.They wanted to surprise us with a statue in the shape (lit. with form) of a seal.
no apareció nadieno one turned up
una trampaa trap
La policía preparó una trampa para el fugitivo pero nadie apareció.The police prepared a trap for the fugitive but no one turned up.
el día festivo the public holiday
comida y refrescosfood and soft drinks
Para el festivo prepararon un bufé con mucha comida y refrescos. For the (public) holiday, they prepared a buffet with a lot of food and soft drinks.
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Felipe estaba muy contento por su cumpleaños.Felipe was very happy about his birthday.
Invitó a muchos amigos y también esperaba a muchos porque era un piñata y no había clases.He invited many friends and also hoped for many because that was a public holiday, and there weren't any clases.
Preparó de todo para el cumpleaños, incluso compró una piñata con forma foca.He prepared for every thing (posible) for his birthday, he even bought a piñata in the shape (lit. with form) of a seal.
Para sorprender a sus amigos, rellenó la piñata de serpentinas y confeti. In order to surprise his friends, he filled the piñata with streamers and confetti.
Felipe organizó muchos juegos divertido para él y sus amigos.Felipe organised many fun games for himself and his friends.
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Compró mucha comida y muchos refrescos.He bought a lot of food and many soft drinks.
El día de su fiesta esperó durante una hora en su casa, y no apareció nadie.On the day of his party he waited an hour (lit. during one hour) at home, and no one turned up.
Estaba muy triste, ni siquiera su madre apareció.He was very sad, not even his mother turned up.
Se sentía muy solo, comenzó a comer las fresas que había sobre la mesa y, sin querer, también a llorar.He felt very alone, he began to eat the strawberries that were on the table and, without meaning to, also cry.
En este momento su amigo Pablo lo llamó para decirle que tenía que quedarse en casa para cuidar a su hermano pequeño.At that moment, his friend, Pablo, called him to tell him that he had to stay at home, in order to watch his younger brother.
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Pablo le preguntó si él podía ir a su casa para ayudarle con el hermano.Pablo asked him if he could go to his house in order to help him with his brother.
Lo que Felipe no sabía es que era una trampa.What Felipe didn't know is that it was a trap.
Cuando llegó a casa de Pablo todos los amigos estaban ahí para felicitarlo y celebrar su cumpleaños juntos.When he arrived at Pablo's home, all of his friends were there to wish him a happy birthday (lit. congratulate him) and to celebrate his birthday together (with him).
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