Today is my birthday

Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering whether the underlined part is idiomatic:

Hello, everyone! Today is my birthday.

Thoughts and context: I am going to tell my friends that I am 18 and 18 years ago I was born that time.
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, and if you want to swap it around (My birthday is today), that's fine too although that will have a different focus. Your sentence focuses on why today is special; my other sentence focuses on when your birthday is.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    "It's my birthday today" is more colloquial. I can't imagine myself saying "Today is my birthday". I could of course use the contracted form "Today's my birthday", but if I prefer to use "It's my birthday today" it doesn't cost me anything.

    I don't really understand the concept of "wordy" when we're talking about everyday expressions in spoken English ;).
     
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