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"Duo is two years old."

Translation:Duo iki yaşında.

March 26, 2015

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

How would you say a baby is two months old?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alibektas34

"Bebek iki aylık."

For babies, you may also say weeks and days as "haftalık" and "günlük" respectively.


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

How does this work, grammatically? Is it indeed a locative on 'year'? If so, does it literally mean something like "Duo is at the two year mark" perhaps?


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

Kind of. There is no real way to literally translate this and it make sense in English. I would say it is something like Duo is at two years (but ever that doesn't account for the possessive suffix in there) :)


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

"Duo is at his two years"?


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

that's a nice translation :D


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

I think it's saying about someone that they're in their 30's...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamed713

Can we say Duonun iki yaşi var? It wasn't accepted though.


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

Nope, that would be like saying "Duo has two ages" which doesn't make much sense in either language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamed713

This us what we say in an Azeri Turkish dialect sooken in Iran.


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

the previous question has the same sentence but rather Duo is two years old, it tranlated into Duo İs Two, how you explain this?


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

“[Living being] is [number].”, such as “Duo is two.” is an idiomatic expression for “[Living being] is [number] years old.”.


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

"Duo iki yaşndadir" is it true?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zahraa817337

Can we say (Duo iki yaşındadır)?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamaherAl-1

Is that real? Duo is two years old?!!!

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