how old are you

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /haʊ ˈəʊld ɑː(ɹ) ˌjuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /haʊ ˈoʊld ɑɹ ˌju/

Etymology 1Edit

PhraseEdit

How old are you?

  1. Asks the age of the interlocutor.
    Literally: What is your age in years?
  2. (impolite) Used to question the mental age (maturity) of the interlocutor.
    Jack: (laughing at infantile humor)
    Jill: How old are you?
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Etymology 2Edit

Word by word translation of Chinese 怎麼?/怎么 (Zěnme lǎo shì nǐ?)

PhraseEdit

How old are you?

  1. (China, humorous) Why is it always you? You again?