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"Meu pai tem cinquenta anos de idade."

February 6, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/soulzy

you can say someone is "fifty years of age" too - not typical, but not wrong either

February 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lesliewilman

Agreed; it would be more likely you would say, "My father is fifty"

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Frencesca

The sentence invites to such a formal/literal translation, it should be accepted (reported)

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/soulzy

you can't use numbers instead of letters? 50 is wrong but fifty is right?

February 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diegopmelo

WHY "My father has fifty years" is wrong?

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lesliewilman

Because native English speakers don't say it. Of course they would understand you, but they would also be immediately aware that you were not a native speaker. They might say "My father has fifty years still to serve", but that would be in countries like the USA, which award such long terms in prison. In the UK sentences are sometimes given a number of years before parole can be considered, but never as many as 50+.

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diegopmelo

Ok, thanks a lot.

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/samosborn88

would you either say "ser # anos de idade" or "ter # anos"? is mixing those two constructions natural?

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diegopmelo

in portuguese-BR, we use "ter # anos".......ou "estou com # anos"

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/samosborn88

"estar com # anos de idade" tb? ou só se usa "de idade" com "ter"...

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diegopmelo

Sim as duas formas são muito utilizadas.... "Eu estou com 10 anos de idade"...... "Ele tem 18 anos de idade"....... " de idade" é usado em ambos os casos.......

June 16, 2013
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