Mission 9: "How old are you?"

This is a simple question that people tend to ask a lot. Being able to answer quickly will help out a lot. You can practice speaking by clicking on a character bubble and taking the part of A or B.

A: ¿Cuántos años tienes?
B: Tengo 27 años. ¿Y tú?
A: Tengo 28 años.

Notes:

¿Cuántos años tienes? - This phrase literally means "How many years do you have?" The verb "tienes" means "have." We will use it in a future lesson when talking about the things we have (cars, bikes, brothers, sisters, etc.)

Tengo 26 años. - To answer, you say "Tengo" plus your age plus the word "años". You may have recognized the word "año" means year.

Phrase Builder

Click on an icon to practice saying the phrase. You don't have to say it perfectly, just make sure that you are mimicking the recording and over time your pronunciation will improve.

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¿Cuántos años tienes?

Use this question to ask someone, "How old are you?"

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Tengo ____ años.

Fill in the blank with your age in Spanish to tell someone how old you are.

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¿Y tú?

Use this phrase to turn the question around and ask your partner, "And you?"

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Yo también.

This means, "Me too." or "Me also." You can say this when someone is the same age as you and you wanna say, "Oh me too!".

Numbers 1-30

Click on a number to check the pronunciation. Find your age and memorize that number so you can tell someone how old you are.

cero

uno

dos

tres

cuatro

cinco

seis

siete

ocho

nueve

diez

once

doce

trece

catorce

quince

dieciséis

diecisiete

dieciocho

diecinueve

veinte

veintiuno

veintidós

veintitrés

veinticuatro

veinticinco

veintiséis

veintisiete

veintiocho

veintinueve

treinta

treintaiuno

Conversation Simulator

This is a question that everyone seems to want to know so you can practice answering it here. Check how to say your age above and remember the pattern for answering is: "Tengo ____ años."

¿Cuántos años tienes?

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