Age

1-Age, (noun), 1- a- ɛmeṛ (ɛmuṛ).

b- At an early age, fi ṣɣer-u.

c- For ages, cḥal u (huwa idir kac ḥaǧa), ǧewwez cḥal (huwa idir kac ḥaǧa).

d- In ages, ɛend-u bezzaf, ɛend-u cḥal.

e- It's been ages since, ɛend-u bezzaf, ɛend-u cḥal.

f- Sb (who is) sb's age, ntiǧ (ntaǧ).

g- To be sb's age, kan qedd (kac waḥed) f l-ɛmeṛ.

h- To act one's age, tṣerref ɛla ḥsab ɛmeṛ-u.

i- To come of age, wella ṛaced.

j-Under the age of, teḥt (kac ɛmeṛ).

2- (era), zman (zmanat).


2-Age, (verb), kber.


Examples:

Farid is a bit short for his age. - Farid qṣir cwiyya ɛla ḥsab ɛmeṛ-u.


Examples (at an early age):

Many children died at an early age. - Bezzaf drari matu fi ṣɣer-hum.


Examples (era):

An army is a nation within a nation; it is one of the vices of our age. - L-ǧic dewla fi dewla. Hada waḥed men l-ɛyub taɛ zman-na.


Examples (for ages):

They had to strive against natural calamities for ages. - Ǧewwzu cḥal u huma ikafḥu f l-kawarit ṭ-ṭabiɛiyya.


Examples (in ages):

I haven't eaten a home-cooked dinner in ages. - Ɛend-i bezzaf ma klit-c ɛca mṭeyyeb f d-daṛ.


Examples (it's been ages):

It's been ages since we last talked. Let's catch up this weekend over coffee. - Ɛend-na bezzaf ma geṣṣerna-c. Ayya ndiru fi-ha qehwa had l-wikand bac nestedeṛku. ~~~


Examples (sb [who is] sb's age):

Farid is more intelligent and sophisticated than most boys his age. - Farid ḥadeq u ɛend-u ṭ-ṭbeɛ xir men bezzaf men ntaǧ-u.


Examples (to act one's age):

Some people don't act their age. - Ci ɛibad ma yettṣerrfu-c ɛla ḥsab ɛmeṛ-hum.


Examples (to be sb's age):

Farid is approximately Karima's age. - Farid ikun qedd Karima.

You're about my age, I think. - Cekkit belli nta qrib qedd-i f l-ɛmeṛ.


Examples (to come of age):

When did your daughter come of age? - Weqtac wellat bent-k ṛacda?


Examples (under the age of):

Children under the age of twelve will be admitted free. - D-drari lli teḥt ṭnac n sna yeddexlu baṭel.

This movie is inappropriate for children under the age of 12. - Had l-film inaseb d-drari taɛ teḥt ṭnac n sna.


Examples (verb):

Those who want to know everything will age quickly. - Lli iḥebbu yeɛɛeṛfu kullec yekkebru b-l-xeff.


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