As soon as one birthday is over, Tommy starts counting down to the next one.
count downvi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(count back to zero)
räkna ner vitr partikel
count [sth] downvtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(count backwards to event)
räkna ner till ngt vbal uttr
It was almost midnight on New Year's Eve; the crowd in Times Square was counting down the seconds.