"वह तुझसे छोटा है "

Translation:He is younger than you.

July 28, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AJ72T

छोटा is small, and therefore used for smaller (less) in age, eg मेरा छोटा भाई ... but is there not a better word in Hindi for young or younger? Otherwise, the above sentence might refer first to height, and not age..?

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kowaz

We learnt the word जवान in a previous lesson. Can we say "वह तुझसे जवान है ।"?

August 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Omkarpandi3

No, actually. The word "जवान" is not used in a comparison.

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/shrikrishna1

t does mean, but it is not common

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

Good question -- for which I have no definitive answer aside from saying that choṭā is fine sounding for "younger* in this case, and I think it would be the default understanding. If you need to specify size, छोटे कद का should work, and if specifying age, I believe छोटी उमर का will do it!

July 29, 2018
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