Would you like to celebrate your birthday in ‘Kernewek’? Whether you’re sending good wishes or enjoying your special day, you can join the party by using these phrases in Cornish.

Click on the audio links below to hear the spoken Cornish.

Cornish English
Mis Genver January
Mis Hwevrer February
Mis Meurth March
Mis Ebrel April
Mis Me May
Mis Metheven June
Mis Gortheren July
Mis Est August
Mis Gwynngala September
Mis Hedra October
Mis Du November
Mis Kevardhu December
Penn-bloodh lowen Happy birthday
Py dydh yw dha benn-bloodh? What day is your birthday?
Ow fenn-bloodh yw … My birthday is…
Py dydh yw penn-bloodh Lowena? What day is Lowena’s birthday?
Hy fenn-bloodh yw… Her birthday is…
Py dydh yw penn-bloodh Jowan? What day is Jowan’s birthday?
Y benn-bloodh yw… His birthday is…
Dydh Sen Peran yw pympes, Mis Meurth St Piran’s day is the fifth of March
Nadelik yw pympes warn ugens Mis Kevardhu Christmas is the twenty fifth of December

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to learn the Cornish language, check out our Go Cornish course on the Decks by Memrise website.


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