Never make these mistakes in Chinese 72

          Māmɑ bǐ wǔ nián qián jiù duō le.
False: 妈妈比五年前多了。
          Māmɑ bǐ wǔ nián qián lǎo duō le.
True: 妈妈比五年前多了。

旧 and 老 are all translated into "old" in English. But 旧 in Chinese only indicates that things have changed after being used for a long time. The present sentence speaks of advancement in age, thus 老 rather than 旧 should be used.

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