"That woman is older than I am."

Translation:Esa mujer es más vieja que yo.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Highlander16
Highlander16
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Apart from the given answer, "Esa mujer es más vieja de lo que yo soy" is right too, and even more correct. "That woman is older" = "esa mujer es más vieja". It works as some kind of litteral translation but ... "than I am" = "de lo que yo soy".

For sure, since it writes "I am" in the english sentence you must translate it in spanish to "yo soy", but the "than" doesn't work as a "que" here, but as more appropriate comparative structure, "de lo que" so you can use the "yo soy"

I am a native spanish speaker.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gitanomama

Why can't you say "esa mujer tiene mas anos que yo" I don't know how to type the accents here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
jfGor
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thanks. So I would have had to but 'de lo que yo soy'. Thanks again.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highlander16
Highlander16
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Any time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zeunysos

Thanks, I will report that it should be accepted! I actually added on the "soy" assuming DL would be a stickler about it, even though it's not strictly necessary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dmo530
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I said: esa mujer tiene mas años que yo. DL says I was wrong, but Was I?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliahyatt
juliahyatt
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i wrote that too, it sounds right to me! not a native speaker though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Biotrom
Biotrom
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Same here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
jfGor
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I put esa mujer es más vieja que yo soy. yo soy means I am. but it was wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rollolol

Would "Esa mujer es mayor que soy" work?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SFJuan

'Esa mujer es mayor que yo' should work and it is accepted by duolingo.

4 years ago
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