"Мені вже тридцять років."

Translation:I am already thirty years old.

June 18, 2015

8 Comments


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

"I was thirty years old."

explain, why not?

August 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deniko
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I was thirty [years old] - Мені було тридцять [років].

I am thirty [years old] - Мені тридцять [років]

I'm already thirty [years old] - Мені вже тридцять [років]

September 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/desivy38

Why is this Dative?

June 18, 2015

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

It's like somebody is giving you those years ;)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey007g

Something like "I've got 30 years of life experience" or "It was given to me 30 years of life experience"

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chelsea345890

Is this a phrase in Ukrainian ? It makes no sense in english. Can someone elsborate

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amaya-lane

In English, it could be used in the following ways:

«No, I'm not married. I'm already 30 years old (/aged 30 years). I feel like I'll be single for ever.»

«When am I going to meet Mr(s) Right? I'm already 30 years old!»

Or, perhaps - though less common - you might hear this exchange:

«I haven't seen you since you were a child! How old are you now, 27?»

«Hah! I'm already 30!»

I'm guessing it's probably similar in Ukrainian, but that's a guess on my part as I'm not a native speaker. ( 8

April 24, 2018

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

As a 71 year native speaker of English I hear no difference between "I am already thirty years old." and "I am thirty years old already." Just saying.

May 31, 2019
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