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Revision as of 06:30, 25 August 2015


Use 岁 (suì) to tell someone your age. The sentence pattern is a bit different from English, however.


The structure for telling someone's age with 岁 (suì) is:

Subject + Number + 岁

This is equivalent to someone "is x years old" in English.


  • 我 20 Wǒ èrshí suì.I am 20 years old.
  • 她 45 Tā sìshí-wǔ suì.She is 45 years old.
  • 我 的 孩子 一 半 。Wǒ de háizi yī suì bàn.My child is one and a half years old.

Note that you don't need the verb (shì) in any of these sentences, and you don't need a measure word like (gè) either. In fact, it would be incorrect to use either of those with 岁 (suì):

  • 我 的 孩子 一 Wǒ de háizi yī suì.
  • 我 的 孩子 Wǒ de háizi shìsuì.
  • 我 的 孩子 一 Wǒ de háizi yī suì.My child is one and a half years old.

Sources and further reading

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