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The meaning of "Elderly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa elderly ?
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Q: O que significa elderly?
A: The word “Elderly” can be used to describe a person or any living animal that is of an old age.

Often used to describe people of grandparent and great-grandparent age. So a person over the age of mid 60s or 70s and above would be classified as elderly.

Examples:

“My grandmother is elderly, so she has troubles completing certain tasks.”

“My elderly grandmother is living with us so we can help look after her.”

“We have put my elderly grandfather in a nursing home because he cannot look after himself anymore.”

“The dog is elderly, this year he will turn 17 years old.”

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Example sentences using "Elderly"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com elderly.
A: My elderly grandparents live alone.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com elderly .
A: In Korea, it is common to offer seats to elderly people in public transit.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com elderly .
A: elderly means old - an old woman or man.
The elderly woman had long white hair.
Please help the elderly.
We adopted an elderly dog.

Synonyms of "Elderly" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre elderly e aged ?
A: Elderly is a word used for old people. Aged is used for inanimate things.
"That's an elderly man."
"My elderly mother is sick."

"The aged cheese had a string smell."
"The whiskey was aged for 18 years."
Q: Qual é a diferença entre the elderly e elderly people ?
A: No difference at all
Q: Qual é a diferença entre elderly e elder ?
A: Elderly is an adjective (describing word). Elderly = old (연로하다)

Elder is a noun. Elder = an old person/senior. Usually used when talking about respected older people/seniors (e.g. elders in a church, elders in a community, elders in an extended family).

So 'elderly' describes nouns:
"My elderly mother lives with me" ('elderly' is describing the noun 'mother')
"My grandparents are elderly" ('elderly' is describing the noun 'grandparents')

And 'elder' is a noun by itself:
"The elders met to discuss plans"


Elder can also be used simply to mean 'someone who is older' than others.
"Children must respect their elders" (A common phrase meaning 'children should respect those who are older than them' - usually meaning adults, not other children who are older than them)
"Daniel and Matthew are brothers. Daniel is 5, and Matthew is 7. The elder likes to read comic books." ('The elder' is referring to Matthew, because he is older than Daniel)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre the elderly e the elder e in a text book i saw a sentence: you should be polite to the elderly. I think the "elderly " is adjective. so can you make a sentence: you should be polite to the elder, as well? ?
A: Elderly is usually older people, meaning people above the ages of 75 or so. Elder could mean just an older person. For example, I am 17, so a person who is 30 would be my elder.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre elderly e old ?
A: The word elderly only applies to people, but the word old can apply to anything.

The elderly man eats soup.
The old man eats soup.

In these sentences elderly and old mean the same thing, but elderly is more polite.

As I mentioned, you can use old to talk about anything.

His old shoes were dirty.
The old tires were worn.
The old computer is too big.

Translations of "Elderly"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 朝そこに行くと沢山のelderly peopleがいます。
A: If you go there in the morning, there are a lot of elderly people.

You can also say "If you go there in the morning, there are many elderly people".
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 老人 (elderly? senior?)
A: old person, elderly, senior
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