"Ella es mi hermana mayor."
Translation:She is my older sister.
más antiguo means "oldest" in Spanish. In the sentence above, note that you can have two sisters that are older, and someone asked you about the one older than you, but not the oldest. So, it would appear most accurate (as presented here) to use mayor only.
También Ella es mi hermana menor. (She's my younger sister.) NOTE: menor and mayor do not change for feminine or masculine. Therefore, mi hermano menor y mi hermano mayor.
So I know "Ella es mi hermana mayor" translates to "she is my older sister" because "ella" means "she", but surely it's possible to interpret Ella as being the name and therefore translate this sentence to "Ella is my older sister" and still be marked as correct?
what you are saying is hypothetically possible, but the most practical translation would be 'she', so that's what the programmers have done with this sentence. poor Ella.... : )
so, to write " OLDEST" i think it would be "más mayor"- someone please confirm. gracias. :D
can someone explain why older comes after sister? just like with color, it comes before what the object is...