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"Di che età è lui?"

Translation:What age is he?

May 7, 2018

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

No native speaker would ever ask someone's age this way, it really sounds very odd in Italian.
The only common way of asking another person's age is:

  • (Lui) quanti anni ha? = (literally) How many years does he have?

Only speaking of a baby, usually people ask:

  • (Lui) che età ha? = What age does he have?

as the reply would be expressed in weeks or months, rather than in years. But it would not be used for a child above the age of 1.

May 8, 2018

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

Another informal way of enquiring about a baby's age is:

  • (Lui) quanto ha? = (literally) How much does he have?

referring to 'time' (i.e. age).

But it is enough for Duolingo to teach the standard way of asking one's age, which is always based on "having years", rather than "being years old".

May 8, 2018

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

This is news to me... Wouldn't "Che età ha lui" be more common?

May 7, 2018

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

And the English would be, "How old is he?"

July 4, 2018
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