The Chinese word 岁 means “year” in English. It is commonly used to indicate one’s age, as in “我十五岁”, which means “I am 15 years old.”. Additionally, the word 岁 is often used in the Chinese zodiac, which is based on a 12-year cycle where each year is represented by an animal.
Measure Word: years old
|我今年二十岁||wǒ jīn nián èr shí suì||I am 20 years old this year|
|他已经过了六十岁生日||tā yǐjīng guòle liùshí suì shēngrì||He has already celebrated his 60th birthday|
|她在二十岁的时候结婚了||tā zài èr shí suì de shíhòu jiéhūnle||She got married when she was 20 years old|
|我的外公今年已经九十岁了||wǒ de wàigōng jīnnián yǐjīng jiǔshí suìle||My grandfather is already 90 years old this year|
|我的妈妈今年四十八岁||wǒ de māmā jīnnián sìshí bā suì||My mother is 48 years old this year|
|他的孩子今年三岁了||tā de háizi jīnnián sān suìle||His child is 3 years old this year|
|我的爷爷去世的时候已经八十岁了||wǒ de yéyé qùshì de shíhòu yǐjīng bāshí suìle||My grandfather passed away when he was already 80 years old|
|她的弟弟今年刚刚十岁||tā de dìdì jīnnián gānggāng shí suì||Her younger brother just turned 10 years old this year|
岁 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.