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American English: /eɪdʒ/
British English: /eɪdʒ/

Translation of age in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (of person, animal, thing) what age was she when she died?
    ¿qué edad or cuántos años tenía cuando murió?
    what is the age of this house?
    ¿de cuándo or de qué época es esta casa?
    the children's ages are three, four and six, respectively
    los niños tienen, respectivamente, tres, cuatro y seis años
    at the age of 17
    a la edad de or a los 17 años
    from an early age
    desde pequeño
    at my age
    a mi edad
    con mis años
    at your/that age
    a tu/esa edad
    when you're my age
    cuando tengas mi edad or mis años
    I have a son your age
    tengo un hijo de tu edad
    she's going out with a man twice/half her age
    sale con un hombre que la dobla en edad or que le dobla la edad/que tiene la mitad de su edad
    he is six years of age
    tiene seis años de edad
    for children of all ages
    para niños de todas las edades
    she's not of an age to remember the war
    no tiene edad como para acordarse de la guerra
    they're of an age
    son de or tienen la misma edad
    to live to a ripe old age
    vivir muchos años
    he's starting to look his age
    se le están empezando a notar los años
    to act or be one's ageit's time he acted his age
    ya es hora de que siente cabeza or de que empiece a actuar con madurez
    come on, be your age
    ¡vamos, no seas infantil!
    age limit
    límite (masculine) de edad
    Example sentences
    • Enthusiastic young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply for the classes which take place on a two hour basis on Saturdays.
    • The club aims to provide entertainment for teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years in a fun and supervised environment.
    • On Tuesday next all children between the ages of 6 and 9 are invited to come along and take part.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (maturity) to be of age
    ser mayor de edad
    to come of age
    llegar a la mayoría de edad
    to be under age
    2.2 uncountable (old age) the wisdom of age
    la sabiduría que dan los años
  • 3 countable 3.1 (epoch, period) the Elizabethan/atomic age
    la era isabelina/atómica
    down or through the ages
    a través de los tiempos
    Example sentences
    • Human history can be divided into two distinct ages - the geocentric and the heliocentric.
    • We face the Brown era in fiction and a dark age for popular history.
    • So what we see is not a story of the past, but today's stories set against the previous age or period.
    Example sentences
    • However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.
    • It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.
    • However, a range of volcanic ages from Lower Cambrian to Early Devonian is suggested on biostratrigraphic grounds.
    3.2 (long time) [colloquial]I've been waiting ages or an age
    llevo siglos or un siglo esperando [colloquial]
    I haven't seen her for ages
    hace siglos que no la veo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Some of the stage crew at Stratford who've been there for ages have said how my voice is just like my father's.
    • You wait ages for a television drama about what it's like to be fortysomething - wait until you're halfway through your 40s, in fact - and then four come along at once.
    • The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.

intransitive verb present participle aging or ageing past participle agedPronunciation: /eɪdʒd/

  • (person)
    he had aged terribly
    había envejecido mucho
    estaba muy avejentado
    this wine ages well
    este vino se conserva muy bien
    Example sentences
    • She's a young woman and I didn't want to get her something that would age her, so I went with the single pearl.
    • I wished that I had aged the paper first by soaking in tea, as I usually do.
    • “Movie magic” had aged the paint and metal to make it look antique.

transitive verb

  • (person)
    hacer envejecer
    Example sentences
    • While this may sound rather unpleasant, it is the tannin which provides the structure of red wines and allows them to age and mature.
    • The culturing process continues as the mild cheddar is allowed to age for about two months.
    • We bought six bottles then and they have been aging nicely and drinking excellently now.
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