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"¿Cuántos años tiene tu novio?"

Translation:How old is your boyfriend?

January 19, 2013


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One of the multiple choice answers: "How deep is your boyfriend?"


August 13, 2013


haha :) one of my multiple answers was: how hard is your boyfriend. dios mio...

September 1, 2013


LOL!! ohh cheeky Duolingo

May 9, 2014


DL is hilarious. LOL!!!

July 27, 2014


Somebody who writes stuff for DL is a perv! haha.... I mean common we know this isn't the first time we've seen stuff like this!

November 7, 2014


Duolingo is crazy.

February 12, 2015


I don't have multiple choice answers. Is that only on apple and not android devices?

August 15, 2014


It depends on the lesson that comes up for the sentence. Android have multiple choice too (I have android), you just didn't get it for this sentence at this time. If you continue to test in these lessons, you will see it sooner or later.

August 24, 2014



April 10, 2017


how would you say- "how many years have you been together?"

July 17, 2013


¿Cuántos años lleváis juntos? - would be the most common idiom.

July 18, 2013


That is the same thing I thought it was trying to say the first time I saw it! I really need to do my idioms lesson.

January 16, 2014


Good luck! I've been speaking Spanish for many years (off and on again, get rusty), and those idioms made me stop using DL for over a year, I got so frustrated.

February 28, 2016


Yo tambien.

January 16, 2014



June 23, 2017


That is what I read

May 3, 2018


How many years you had a boyfriend

May 3, 2018


I thought "How many boyfriends do you have in a year?"...

October 11, 2014


same hahah

March 6, 2018


Does "Cuantos anos" how old?

November 20, 2013


No that means "How many anusses"... you must use the ñ. It's very important with the word años. You must also pronounce it very clearly when in Spain or else you say a dirty word. People WILL laugh at you. I speak from experience. It haunts me to this day.

January 14, 2014


How many anuses do you have? Twenty five! Lol

December 4, 2014


I just about died when I read that! Way too funny!

February 10, 2014


OMG thanks for the valuable tips

January 30, 2014


good to know! smile

February 28, 2014


So is novio "just" a boyfriend or does it imply they are engaged?

June 21, 2013


novio/a is used from the first moment a somewhat formal relationship is bound (for weaker relationships in Spain we use other words such as 'rollo') to the day of the wedding. After the wedding, agreeing to the priest, they are no longer novios but marido (esposo) y mujer (esposa)

June 21, 2013


I've never heard of "novio" as anything other than boyfriend. I'll have to ask my husband when he comes home.

July 21, 2013


Novio can mean boyfriend, fiancé, or groom (at wedding). (Latin America)

March 13, 2016


Caramba! :) I translated this as "How many years have you had a boyfriend. BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

September 12, 2015


That's also what I said

September 21, 2015


Something I noticed with latino people speaking Swedish.. they never try to ask " how old are you? = hur gammal är du? "

Instead they always use the "how many years are you? = hur många år är du?" Which is a sentence not so common in Swedish! But they prefer using it!

February 6, 2014


I guess due to stron local differences ´How old is your friend´should be accepted too - at least for Latin America. When I first used a sentence with novio here in northern Chile for a engaged pair the loughed and informed me (as it is by the way also in my German - spanish dictonary and in my electronic Casio world EX which has the german-spanish Pons in it and third I often ue the leo.org maintained by german universities) that it is simply good friends without beeing engaged for latin america. Engaged always need the use of pololo / polola here my friends at work say. What does the community say to that.

March 29, 2014


From my understanding, pololo & polola are used exclusively in Chile. More important lesson here is that novio can mean three things in Latiin America: 1) boyfriend 2) fiancé 3) groom (at wedding).

March 13, 2016


How old is your sweetheart -- why was that marked wrong? That is what I learned novio meant "back in the day" when I took Spanish

August 21, 2014


I guess something like "querido/a" would work better. You could submit it just in case they might take it later though when you run into it again.

September 21, 2014


sweetheart is a dated term in current English. Probably not entered in Duolingo computer dictionary. That said, I must stress how Latinos (my greatest experience is with Colombians) are so lavishly affectionate with their names for their spouses. "Mi vida" (my life) is the term my friend uses all the time when speaking to her husband. There are many others.

March 13, 2016


how many years does your boyfriend have ?

September 28, 2014


How do you say - how long have you been with your boyfriend?

August 23, 2013


Right? I translated this sentence as "How many years have you had your boyfriend?" Because I literally read "Cuántos años tiene tu novio?" as "How many years you have your boyfriend." Being that tiene could mean both "he has" and "you have" made this sentence very confusing for me.

December 22, 2013


Tiene means he/she/it has, tienes means you have

February 4, 2014


Or you (formal) has.

June 6, 2014


I translated it as "how many years does she have your boyfriend?" , buy still got it wrong.

September 17, 2014


Why not use es instead of tiene?

September 4, 2013


As I posted before, in Spanish you 'have' the years.

September 4, 2013


That's just the way it is. Same applies to french (j'ai [= i have] ... ans)

February 11, 2014


¿Cuántos años tiene tu novio? = How old is your boyfriend. but with my logics: Cuántos = how much, años = years, tiene = have, tu = you, novio = boyfriend. So I translated it as: How long do you have your boyfriend... What IS the correct translation for "How long do you have your boyfriend..."?

January 14, 2014


“Tu" is “your" not “you". “Tú" is “you". There is a difference. If you use the word “tu" then you ate using the informal/familiar, so “tiene" can't go with “tu"; it has to apply to the boyfriend.

Also, in English, you would ask, “How long have you had your boyfriend?" not “How long do you have your boyfriend?"

June 17, 2014


I hope you should use "tienes" instead of "tiene" to mean that.

March 9, 2014


Agreed, shouldnt it be "tienes" because you are talking directly to the person?

March 2, 2016



March 3, 2016


Did anyone else have the correct solution as: "How many years old's your groom?". Although this is technically correct, I would have never put it down as the right answer. It sounds too stilted. How do we give feedback for an answer to Duolingo to change it?

January 16, 2014


In "type what you hear" why does "novio" sound like "nodio"? Does "v" sound like "d" or "b"?

February 27, 2014


like b

February 28, 2014


Don't forget the tilde when writing this. Otherwise it means something totally different!

March 8, 2014


how many years have you had a boyfriend /wrong

March 28, 2014


If "you" is the subject, the verb must be "tienes".

March 28, 2014


thanks i see my error

April 1, 2014


Duolingo told me that the correct answer is "how old is your groom?". It should be "boyfriend" rather than "groom": that's what this word will mean most of the time.

April 29, 2014


Is there an actual expression for word for "old" or "age" or do you always have to say "cuantos anos" as in how many years for this and that?

Lets say: i want to know how old this whiskey is would i always have to say 'Cuanto anos tiene el whiskey' as in "how many years has this (bottle of) whiskey"

edit: i dont know how to make the ~tilde over the n on my keyboard as apparently anos is the rectum...

May 21, 2014


Edad is age. You can ask “¿Que edad tienes?" in some parts of the world, but it has been my experience that people tend to use, “¿Cuantos años tienes?" to ask about a person's age more often.

You are correct in noticing that you must use the ñ to get this right. You don't want to ask someone how many anuses they have. Rectum is not the same thing.

June 17, 2014


is there a difference if you put "boy friend" to "boyfriend"???? -_-

July 2, 2014


My answer ' how many years does your boyfriend have?' :P

September 23, 2014


In English, we don't have years. We "are" years. Por ejemplo: My son is six years old. Donald Trump is 69 years old. Etc.

March 13, 2016


I think "how old is your boyfriend?"is correct!

October 17, 2014


Where is the old?

September 27, 2015


69 years old. Gotta problem? XD

March 8, 2016


what if you dont even have a Valentine???????

February 12, 2014


Am learning to translate now - did translate the 'odd', incorrect way many times and got them wrong, but hooray! got this one right !!

May 12, 2014


I dont get that 'tiene' is not 'have'. I thought it meant 'how long do you have a boyfriend'

August 2, 2014


literally this translates to how many years have your boyfriend.. but it means how old is your boyfriend..

if i was to put how old is your boyfriend in a translator I would get "¿Qué edad tiene tu novio?" so my question is, to a fluent (preferably native speaker), which phrase would you say

dulingos's: ¿Cuántos años tiene tu novio? or the translator:¿Qué edad tiene tu novio?

August 20, 2014


no entiendo el is

August 20, 2014


In Spanish, you use the verb "have" as in how many years someone might have that they have lived. In English, we use age kind of as a property like when someone is tall. "She is tall" and "she is [some certain age]". We usually just say the number like "she is 21" or we specify it in years "she is 21 years old".

sorry about the translation quality as I'm still learning...

En español, el verbo "tener" se utiliza mostrando cómo muchos años alguien podría haber vivido. En Inglés, la edad de una persona se usa como una propiedad de la persona, por ejemplo, cuando alguien es alto o bajo. "she is tall" y "she is [decir la edad que ella tiene aquí]". Por lo general, sólo decimos el número como "she is 21" o especificamos los años "she is 21 years old" (Ella tiene 21 años).

September 21, 2014



March 13, 2016


It's so strange for me .what is the meaning of 'tiene ' here?

October 10, 2014


It means "has" literally, but is translated like that because of the diffs in the language. The question literally says "how many years has your boyfriend" (or " ... does your boyfriend have"). They are asking the age which would be the tranlation you see for this sentence.

October 10, 2014


OMG I put waaay to much thought in this I said "How many years have you been with your boyfriend" I knew something was wrong:-(

October 26, 2014


Is "How many years does your boyfriend have?" incorrect?

August 24, 2015


Please see my comment just above.

March 13, 2016


Why is tiene in there?

September 27, 2015


You can't think of it has saying "How old are you?" The literal translation is "How many years does your boyfriend have?" It's like saying "How many years do you have under your belt?" You have to think of the overall meaning, instead of word for word translations. It is not English, so we can't expect it to be like English. :)

October 7, 2015


How would you ask 'How many years do you have a boyfriend'?

March 19, 2016


Worst question ever lol xD

June 12, 2016


What boyfriend?

June 16, 2016


I believe the correct translation would be: "How many years has your boyfriend?". Why make this more difficult by giving a wrong translation? Although the given translation is in gramatically more correct in English, this only complicates things as it is not a correct translation. It's an interpretation, not a translation.

July 4, 2016


How many anuses

August 23, 2016


But where is 'old' in the sentense? How would i recognise some hidden words in the sentence?

September 20, 2016


I thought it was how many years have you a boyfriend?

September 25, 2016


I dont think you should be asking that. Like who would say the age of someone's boyfriend.

October 1, 2016


What is douolingo?

October 1, 2016


Dl is funny

November 18, 2016


I have a girlfriend

November 18, 2016


Not confused.

February 27, 2017


No sound played for me

March 4, 2017


SIRIESLY they had to put that!? Why not just put how old is you brother or sister or even pet?!?!?!?

March 10, 2017


Am I the only one in the comments section who is wondering how "tiene" was put in the sentence? Can somebody please explain to me the use of it?

June 1, 2017


Why does tiene come here when there is no have Moreover can it not be for how many years do u have a girlfriend

June 9, 2017


Why does tiene comes? Any explanation?

June 26, 2017


Doesn't "tiene" mean has/have? Shouldn't there be "es"?

July 23, 2017


I initially thought this as - "How long have you been together?", talking of course to a lady about her boyfriend.

September 21, 2017


Se escucha claramente "novia" no "novio

October 7, 2017



November 27, 2017


I thought there was something about using 'a' when talking about people? Could anyone explain when this is used, and why this isn't: ' a tu novio' Thanks

February 12, 2018


This came up in the FOOD section! There are also sentences about cars, colors of shirts, etc. Come on, Duo

November 16, 2018


Just sounds rushed and hard to understand a bit but not terrible

December 17, 2018


Why not "a" tu novio?

January 24, 2019
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