"Julia is older than my sister."

Translation:जूलिया मेरी बहन से बड़ी है।

May 30, 2019

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If you're comparing ages, can बूढ़ा / बूढ़ी / बूढ़े also be used? Or does it have to be बड़ा / बड़ी / बड़े ?


No. बूढ़ा is 'elderly'/'aged' and refers to an old person by default. It is also not used in comparisons.
Eg: मैं बूढ़ा दिखता हूँ पर तुमसे सिर्फ़ एक साल बड़ा हूँ (I look old but I'm only a year older than you).

Note: बूढ़ा is not always polite even when talking about an old person. बुज़ुर्ग is a more polite alternative.


Thanks. I'll clean up related comments I've made on other threads as I trip across them. Long ago, I picked up on the importance of showing respect. But as for how to properly do so, I'm still learning. :-)


Is it the same as the third sentence?

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