"Ile lat ma Wszechświat?"

Translation:How old is the Universe?

July 28, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1

...and when is its birtday?

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MariahSome1

Birthday

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark958555

Does Wszechświat need to be capitalized always?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

It doesn't, but in a way it's treated as a geographical name, same as names of stars, planets, or for example "Droga Mleczna" (Milky Way). Moreover, we only know one Universe, so it makes more sense to capitalize it.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark958555

While it's logical, I've never seen it capitalized in English. It's certainly not a big deal, though.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rafaelblucena

42!

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyJ.Carlsen

When you're asking about age for other things, like a cake or a baby, do you just change years to something more suitable, like days, months etc, or is there another way to ask how old something is?

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Emwue

Indeed, you just change years to something else:

  • „Ile dni ma [cośtam]” – '(lit.)How many days [something] has' – Could be asked for example about suspicious yoghurt you just found in your fridge
  • „Ile miesięcy ma [cośtam]” – '(lit.)How many months […]' – Frequently used to inquire about the age of babies
  • „Ile wieków ma [cośtam]” – '(lit.)How many centuries […]' – Age of trees, objects in museums and so on
February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Erik787431

Ma czternaście i pół miliarda lat!

January 3, 2018
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