Today,I explain how to say “How old are you?” in Japanese.
I’m native Japanese speaker and I’ll explain natural Japanese expressions
It's important question to tell this question,this is because many people care about the age.Today,I tell you how to say "How old are you" in Japanese with how to answer that when you're heard by others. There are two expressions
How old are you in Japanese
- なんさい？（Nansai?）：How old are you?
- いくつ？（ikutsu?）：How old are you?
I explain these words respectively
The first phrase is "なんさい？（Nansai?）". なん(Nan) means "how" in this phrase, and さい(Sai) means "years old". These two words combine and this phrase means "how old".
・あなたは（Anatawa) = you
・なんさいですか（Nansaidesuka)=It's the polite expression of nansai.
・ごさいです。（Gosaidesu）=Go means 5 so this sentence means I'm five years old.
いくつ（Ikutu） has several meaning, and one of them is ”How old are you?" in English. Another meaning of いくつ is "How many".
・よんさい（Yonsai）= 4 years old
how to make good conversation after asking "いくつ" and "なんさい"
Next, I explain the good flow after asking a question.
Really? you express suprising at hearing the age.
It means "you don't look like your age." (It implys that you look young compared with your age）I always use phrase when I ask older people than me,haha.
If you master these two expressions, your response becomes perfect!
Thank you for reading this article. I'm looking forward to talking with you some day!