más pequeño (de edad)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by MAVIGU, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. MAVIGU Senior Member

    SPANISH
    Hi everybody!


    I want to translate into English the following sentence: "Su hermano es más pequeño (de edad) que yo"

    Two alternatives?? Are both of them correct??

    Her brother is younger / smaller than me.

    Thanks a lot for your help!!
     
  2. kayokid

    kayokid Senior Member

    Chicago
    English, USA
    Hello. In my mind, the two are not the same.

    Her brother is younger than me. = age; más jóven

    Her brother is smaller (shorter) than me. = physical stature; more petite or not as tall
     
  3. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod, I say, Moderator

    Arizona
    American English
    I agree with kayokid.

    Su hermano es más pequeño que yo.
    Her brother is younger than I am.
    Her brother is younger than me. (colloquial)
     

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