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Old April 08, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Question "... a sus 19 años ..."

There is a paragraph in my workbook that starts with the following:

"Abel Ruiz, a sus 19 años, es un gran atelta....."

And one of the exercises following the paragraph uses the phrase "a sus diecinueve años..."

Is this the same as "tiene 19 años", or does it have a different meaning?
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Old April 08, 2010, 04:38 PM
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It means 'for being just 19', or 'at just 19 years of age'.
It's not the same as 'tiene ...'.
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"A los 19 años" means "at (just) 19," right? Is it the same as "a sus 19 años"?

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"A los 19 años" means "at (just) 19," right? Is it the same as "a sus 19 años"?

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Yes.
Would it be Ok to say?:

At his 19 years of living in this country...

If it is ok, then that's how you can use "his/sus"
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There is a paragraph in my workbook that starts with the following:

"Abel Ruiz, a sus 19 años, es un gran atetla......"

And one of the exercises following the paragraph uses the phrase "a sus diecinueve años..."

Is this the same as "tiene 19 años", or does it have a different meaning?
Corrections above.
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Would it be Ok to say?:

At his 19 years of living in this country...
No. "Having lived in this country for 19 years, he..." es lo más cercano que se me ocurre de momento.
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No. "Having lived in this country for 19 years, he..." es lo más cercano que se me ocurre de momento.
There must be a way to tuck a "his/su" somewhere...
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@Crotalito: The correction you gave is yet another misspelling.
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