Many people are curious just how old others are. Do they look older or younger than their real age? So, if someone asks you about your age do you know how to reply? Or ask them about their age?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to ask about someone else’s age
(2) To reply to a question if someone asks your age
Dialogue: Two friends are looking at a photograph and talking about their children.
A-来，给你看看我俩孩子的照片儿。Let me show you some photographs of my two children
B-呦，长得真可爱！Oh, they look so adorable
A-呵呵，谢谢。Hmm…, thank you!
B-他们叫什么啊？What are their names?
A-姐姐叫Sally，弟弟叫David. The girl’s name is Sally and her little brother’s name is David
B-他们多大了？How old are they?
A-Sally5岁，David 3岁。Sally is 5 years old and David is 3
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
看看：take a look
他们多大了：How old are they?
5岁：5 years old
3岁：3 years old
Grammar note: ( )多大了： how old ( ) This is a popular expression to ask the age of other people
Eg. 你的朋友多大了：How old is your friend？ 你的孩子多大了：How old is your child? 姐姐多大了：How old is your sister? Cultural note: It’s not polite to ask a woman’s age in public in China, although it’s fine ask about a child’s age during a conversation with your friends or colleagues.