"The boy is one year old."

Translation:El niño tiene un año de edad.

January 7, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElCaballo

why isn't "el nino es un ano" correct?

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis

In Spanish, age is not usually said with the verb "to be". We use "to have" instead. So whereas in English you say "I am 5 years old", in Spanish you say "Yo tengo 5 años (de edad)" = I have five years (of age).

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeffMather

Can you say "El niño tiene uno" or do you always need "año" when talking about ages?

March 29, 2014
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