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"Meu pai tem cinquenta anos de idade."

February 6, 2013

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

WHY "My father has fifty years" is wrong?


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


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

Ok, thanks a lot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samosborn88

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samosborn88

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


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

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