Sunday, June 20, 2010

Feliz Día del Padre

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there, especially to my dad and to my husband.

Btw, if you want to say it in Spanish, do not follow this instruction on eHow

Step 1
Say "Feliz" for Happy. Pronounce it as "fay-leez."
Step 2
Say "Padre" instead of Father. Pronounce it as "pah-dray."
Step 3
Spell "Dia"' for Day. Pronounce it as "dee-ya."
Step 4
Put it together as "Feliz Día De Los Padre." Here "De" is the Spanish pronoun.

I wanted to leave the following comment, but I don't have an eHow account. I think membership is limited to the US. That's fine, I guess. They might want to screen the articles better though.

It's actually "Feliz día de los padres". Translated literally, it's "Happy day of the fathers". "Los", the article, and "padres", the noun it modifies, should agree in number (plural) and gender (masculine). "De" is actually a preposition, not a pronoun. It means "of". In other instances it can also mean "from". Having given this lecture on grammar, I'd like to add that in Spanish-speaking countries, it's more customary to say "Feliz día del padre" (singular).

I don't really want to snark, but why give instructions on something you don't know how to do?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

antaray, te! haha

spinninglovelydays said...

Just telling it like it is :)