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18:33 Dec 5, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Excuse me, miss, how old are you please?
A simple question
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Disculpeme, señorita. ¿Por favor podría decirme su edad?
Valeria Vitale
na +1Discúlpeme señorita, ¿me podría decir su edad?magaliep
na +1Perdone señorita, ¿Cuantos años tiene?Yllart Martinez
na +1Disculpe, señorita, ¿me puede decir qué edad tiene, por favor?José Hulse
na +1Perdone senorita, cual es su edad por favor?
Baruch Avidar


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Perdone senorita, cual es su edad por favor?


Explanation:
Hei!
Never ask a girl her age, but if you insist... there it is.

Good luck!

Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 11:14
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PRO pts in pair: 298

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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Disculpe, señorita, ¿me puede decir qué edad tiene, por favor?


Explanation:
This is a bit more free a translation than the first one proposed. Lit: Pardon, Miss, can you please tell me your age?

Even more polite and indirect would be "podría" instead of "puede".

To my ear, the "qué edad tiene" construction sounds a bit more high-frequency than "cuál es su edad", but that could vary by country.



José Hulse

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7 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Perdone señorita, ¿Cuantos años tiene?


Explanation:
For this sentence, and with the aim to be polite I would say:
Perdone señorita, ¿Cuántos años tiene?, si no es indiscreción.
Hope it helps

Yllart Martinez
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10 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Discúlpeme señorita, ¿me podría decir su edad?


Explanation:
It depends for what you want the translation. If you want it for asking someone directly never do it like that!!! At least not in Spain. In a literary way it depends on the grade of formality and of the time the book was written. Good Luck!!!

magaliep

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1 day 3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Disculpeme, señorita. ¿Por favor podría decirme su edad?


Explanation:
Hope this helps!

Valeria Vitale
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