Russian Dative Case to Express Age

Did you know that we always use the Dative case to express age?

For example,

1. Сколько тебе лет? How old are you?

Мне двадцать лет. I am twenty.

2. Сколько Вам лет? How old are you (polite form)?

Мне тридцать четыре года. I am 34.

3. Сколько лет Ольге? How old is Olga?

Ей пятьдесят шесть лет. She is 56.

4. Сколько лет Сергею? How old is Sergey?

Ему сорок два года. He is 42.

Additional Russian practice:

Russian Dative Case, Exercises
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