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你多大了?
你几岁了?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
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    You could ask a kid “你几岁了?” For an adult, you can say 你多大了?And 您多大了?is a courteous way of asking an elderly or senior person’s age. Also when asking an old person’s age, you can say 您高寿?高 means high, and 寿 means age. Together 高寿 means your venerable age.

    几 is usually for a single digit, just like you can use 十几 for a number between 11-19 or 几十 for 10, 20,... 90, so 几岁 is suitable for children.

    你多大了,一般对不同年龄的人都可以这样问,例如从小孩到老人。也可以问你多少岁了,你多大年龄了。对于老年人为了表示尊敬,应该说您(不是你)今年高寿啊。
    你几岁了,一般只有问小孩的时候才用,因为‘几’表示的数量不是很多,不超过十个。

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