Friday, December 16, 2011

“How old are you?” in Russian

  If you want to know someone's age, in English you ask “How old are you?” And in Russian you say...

“How many summers are you?”
Сколько тебе лет?

лето - summer
лет means years but originally it was summers.

We usually don't think of summers when talking about age, but that's what the word really means in Russian.

— Сколько тебе лет?
— Мне 26 лет.

P.S.  In Russia it's kinda impolite to ask a woman about her age  ;-). Especially if she is not young.

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