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"Ich spreche zu den Menschen meiner Zeit."

January 10, 2013

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

I tried to translate this as "I speak to the people my age.", which was not correct. How do you say "I speak to the people my age."?


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

I could be wrong, (not a native German speaker) but I think when "Zeit" is used as "age", it refers only time periods, like the iron age or the age of the dinosaurs. Whereas when talking about how old someone or something is you would express it like Menshenkind said... "Alter" = "age".


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

You're completely right.


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

Wouldn't it be 'of my age'? That would translate to 'meines Alters', so 'people who are as old as you are', but I'm not entirely sure what you mean.


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

"Wouldn't it be 'of my age'?"

Both "people my age" and "people of my age" are correct. In North America I'd say "people my age" is more common. I guess as in most languages when spoken, if you can drop a word and be lazy you usually do.

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