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"Han er et tiår gammel."

Translation:He is a decade old.

July 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alan.schmi3

Is it common in Norwegian to discuss age in terms of decades and centuries rather than numerical values, or is this simply due to the lesson structure?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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Simply due to the the lesson wanting to teach the word 'tiår'. If you wanted to express the age of a young boy, you would say "Han er ti år gammel" = "He is ten years old".


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

Is there any reason why this would not accept "He is a ten year old"? From the sentence structure it almost implies we are talking about "a ten year old" as a thing that he is rather than simply him simply BEING 10.

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