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Could I say someone is in his golden age who's twenty or thirty If it is Translated literally in Chinese, golden age means the best and perfect stage of a life.
Feb 18, 2014 11:58 AM
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Golden years in the USA are usually after seventy. There is a cultural difference in the term golden.
February 18, 2014
To me it sounds a bit unusual for a person. I associate the expression more with historical periods or periods marked by technological advances. eg. The golden age of the steam engine. The golden age of the Roman Empire. The golden age of psychological analysis. So it seems to imply that it is finished and part of the past. For a person in their 20's 30's the most usual expression that comes to mind is 'in the prime of (his) life'.
February 19, 2014
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Other), English, French
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Chinese (Other), English, French