Never make these mistakes in Chinese 41

       Lǎo nǎinɑi, nín jīnnián jǐsuì le?
False: 老奶奶,您今年几岁了?
         Lǎo nǎinɑi, nín jīnnián duōdà suìshù(nián jì)le?
True: 老奶奶,您今年多大岁数(年纪)了?

The use of 几岁 doesn’t fit the context here. In Chinese, to inquire the age of old people, 多大岁数 or 多大年纪 is used. In the case of small children, one should say 几岁.

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