"多儿是一只猫头鹰,今年五岁。"

Translation:Duo is an owl. He is five years old this year.

February 17, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Winston298006

Just so you know: Chinese people tend to add a year to their age at each New Year rather than on birthdays. This custom is consistent with a collectivistic (vs. individualistic) culture. Time inside the womb may be considered a year of age, as well. Also, even though Chinese months tend to have 30 days each, gestation is estimated to be ten months rather tham nine months, somehow based on the idea that each month is 28 days.

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Khristos

"Duo is an owl, it is five years old this year" rejected but "he is five years old" is correct, how do i know Duo is a he?

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Y.R.H.

only because duo was referred to as he/他 in previous questions. It is all context, which, funnily enough, is very important for Chinese.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy.SH

I am a native speaker of Chinese. And I think "it is five years old" is perfectly fine and right.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KX3.

I agree.

July 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
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Reported it to be accepted.
2019.01.19

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/YHChan1

Duo is an owl who is five years old this year, should be accepted as correct

April 5, 2019
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