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"The older one is my mother."

Translation:比较老的是我的妈妈。

November 18, 2017

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yuxuan-Chen

Your mom will 100% kill you if you dare to say that.


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

我的妈妈是比较老的


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidGao176768

To me, this sounds like you're saying, "My mom is rather old," or "My mom is relatively old."


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

"老的是我母亲" (or "妈[妈]", which is more like "mom") would often be sufficient. The comparison can be implied in Chinese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NasuSamaruk0

As EthwanChenobi pointed out, the sentence does not sound appropriate to the readers, including me and him as the proficient Chinese linguist. How about these sentences:

  • 更老的是我的妈妈
  • 更老的是我的母亲

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

You don't have to include "的“ in this case. 我妈妈 alone is fine.


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

Agreed, 比较 means “quite” or “rather”, not “more”.

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