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Do you know in Chinese culture, there's one unique name for each age group that you can use to refer to the age without explicitly stating the number.
If someone tells you he's in his "而立之年 ér lì zhī nián", that means, he's in his 30's.
If "而立 ér
lì" is replaced with "不惑
bù huò", means he's entered his 40's.
There are 9 names in total to represent age groups from under 10 to over 90. You can check them all (with pinyin and English translation) in Chinese names for age groups.
Once you get to know all of them, you'll have a clearer picture on what exact age people are referring to next time you come across these words in your Chinese reading.
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