ho una figlia grande

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by francucc, May 21, 2013.

  1. francucc Junior Member

    italian
    Hi everybody
    I'm translating a sentence from a woman who says: "Ho una figlia grande, sono nonna"
    How would you translate that 'figlia grande'?
    I've got an adult daughter
    I have a big daughter
    I have an old daughter
    Any suggestion?
    Thanks
     
  2. Einstein

    Einstein Senior Member

    Milano, Italia
    UK, English
    I've got an adult daughter - Va bene, ma vedi sotto
    I have a big daughter - potrebbe significare fisicamente grande
    I have an old daughter - vuol dire che è proprio vecchia

    Invece è molto usato "I've got a grown-up daughter".
     
  3. francucc Junior Member

    italian
    Thank you Einstein!!
    Yes, grown-up is definitely what she meant and I knew there was an appropriate way to say it!
     

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