How Old Are You In French

Quel âge as-tu? / Quel âge avez-vous?

In this lesson you will learn how to say how old are you in French. You’ll also learn how to say your age. To ask, say: “Quel âge as-tu?” This literally means, “What age have you?” This is informal and you’d use it for somebody who is your age or younger.

If you’re talking to a stranger or somebody older than yourself you’ll have to use the formal: Quel âge avez-vous?” When you answer you say: “J’ai + Number of years + ans“, which means “I have + Number + Years”. For example, to say I’m twenty years old you’d say: “J’ai vingt ans“.

Examples with audio

Hi, Marc! How old are you?
I'm 17 years old.
Salut, Marc! Quel âge as-tu?
J’ai 17 (dix-sept) ans.
Hi, Marie! How old are you?
I'm 6 years old.
Salut, Marie! Quel âge as-tu?
J'ai 6 (six) ans.
Hi, Pascal! How old are you?
I'm 25 years old.
Salut, Pascal! Quel âge as-tu?
J’ai 25 (vingt-cinq) ans.
Hi, Francoise! How old are you?
I'm 22 years old.
Salut, Françoise! Quel âge as-tu?
J'ai (vingt-deux) ans.
Hi, Patrice! How old are you?
I am 12 years old.
Salut, Patrice! Quel âge as-tu?
J’ai (douze) ans.
Hello, Robert! How old are you?
I'm 65 years old.
Bonjour, Robert! Quel âge avez-vous?
J’ai 65 (soixante-cinq) ans.
Hello, Gertrude! How old are you?
I'm 82 years old.
Bonjour, Gertrude! Quel âge avez-vous?
J’ai 82 (quatre-vingts deux) ans.

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