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Ania Marysia
4 months ago

Please explain why if it’s a female and we’re telling how old she is it’s LAT But if it’s a male talking about his age it’s LATA??

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2 months ago

LAT / LATA has to do with the number of years, not with the gender of the person. If the age ends in two, three or four (e.g. 22, 23, 24, or 102, 103, 104) the word for years is lata; if it ends in any other number (except one, if the child is one year old) it's lat. The two forms are This happens in most other Slavic languages as well, but I have no idea if there's a reason why.

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