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o toshi wa ikutsu desu ka ?

English translation: How old are you?

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Japanese term or phrase:o toshi wa ikutsu desu ka ?
English translation:How old are you?
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03:05 Aug 8, 2000
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: o toshi wa ikutsu desu ka ?
what does this mean?
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How old are you?
Explanation:
Since the subject is not necessary in Japanese grammar, depending on the context, this could mean "How old is he/she/ are you/they?" etc. but the most probable use is asking the age of the person you are talking to.
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Robert Lindberg
Local time: 03:36
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naHow old are you?Robert Lindberg
naand your agecurtiii


  

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and your age


Explanation:
The phrase means literally "how many years do you have" and is a polite way of asking one's age. The typical question is "nan sai desu ka" which is "what age are you?" In contrast, think of the more polite "If you would be so kind as to tell me your age" or the like, which is what this roughly translates to.

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How old are you?


Explanation:
Since the subject is not necessary in Japanese grammar, depending on the context, this could mean "How old is he/she/ are you/they?" etc. but the most probable use is asking the age of the person you are talking to.



    Four years living in Japan and twenty years living with a Japanese wife. Ten years experience teaching Japanese.
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