"Jouw nicht wordt morgen twaalf."

Translation:Your niece is turning twelve tomorrow.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ColmKavana2

Surely, "your niece becomes 12 tomorrow" is an acceptable translation?

1 year ago

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In English, you don't become twelve, but you turn twelve.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoWillison

I agree! People turn red or turn nasty or take a turn for the worse - it's become a mildly pejorative term, in my vocabulary, at least. But "becoming" twelve is a bit of a problem as well. I might simply say "Your niece is (or will be) 12 tomorrow" and leave it at that.

11 months ago
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