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    Smile Itís not common that having new start

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: You know, she is 50years old.
    Itís not common that having new start studying in her age.
    She is the man.

    B: Oh, I canít figure her age through her appearance.

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    Re: Itís not common that having new start

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: You know, she is 50years old.
    Itís not common that having new start studying in her age.
    She is the man.

    B: Oh, I canít figure her age through her appearance.
    A: You know, she is 50 years old. It isn't common to restart study(ing) at that age. OR It's unusual to start studying again at that age.*
    B: Oh, I couldn't tell she was 50 by looking at her.
    or B: Really? She doesn't look 50.

    My mind boggles at the meaning of "She is the man". I guess in this context it could mean "She is really courageous".

    * Actually, it's not.


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    Re: Itís not common that having new start

    Thanks for your helpful reply

    I often heard that "you the man!"

    I guess we can use this when the person is outstanding and did something unusual things so I kinda respect that person. Am I right?
    Can I say this ďOh, you the man!Ē to woman? as well?


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    Re: Itís not common that having new start

    The phrase "you the man" is slang. I would say, "That's great!" instead.
    vb


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    Re: Itís not common that having new start

    http://tinyurl.com/nls2gk
    the man
    a man who is admired or respected as a leader or as the best man in a particular field, sport, etc. ▪ The other players on the team all know that he's the man.
    You're the man! = (very informal) You the man! = (very informal + humorous) You da man!

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    Re: Itís not common that having new start

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Can I say this “Oh, you the man!” to woman? as well?
    I wouldn't make a habit of it.
    Probably not yet in Australia at least. And certainly not "She da man!"

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