Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Age"

The meaning of "Age" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does in ages mean?
A: In a very long time.

I hadn't been to Japan in ages, but I managed to visit in December.
Q: What does I haven't seen you in ages mean?
A: You’re Welcome! You will also hear "I haven't seen you in forever" quite often. I think "Ages" roughly translates into 一昔, although in English it is often over exaggerated, you might say this to someone after not seeing them only a few months, even though the phrase is literally means "It's been years since I saw you" :) We love to over exaggerate in English ;)
Q: What does You're definitely middle age when the telephone rings and you hope it's not for you. mean?
A: it means that you are old when your phone is ringing and you don't want to answer to it.
i don't if this explanation help you, but I tried.
Q: What does ​​You're definitely middle age when the telephone rings and you hope it's not for you. mean?
A: The only way I can interpret this it that when you are young, you are constantly dealing with your phone. You call friends and family, text, and play games or get on Instagram and Facbook. When you are older, the phone doesn't concern you as much. If someone does call, it's probably important or annoying.
Q: What does At my age. The candles cost more than a cake . mean?
A: 'At my age, the candles cost more than the cake'. It's a joke, by tradition one candle is bought for every year old you are for your birthday cake. If you're 10 years old, you get 10 candles, if you're 20 you get 20, etc. The joke means that, the person's age being so high, they have to buy so many candles that the total price of the candles is higher than that of the cake.

Example sentences using "Age"

Q: Please show me example sentences with It’s been ages since.
A: It’s been ages since we talked.
It’s been ages since we hang out
it’s been ages since i ate at that restaurant.
It’s been ages since i read harry potter books, so i don’t remember much of the story..
Commonly used to express that you haven’t done something for a very long time..
It’s similar to saying it’s been a long time since ....
Q: Please show me example sentences with 'It's been ages since..'.
A: "It's been ages since we have seen eachother."
"It's been ages since I properly relaxed."
"It's been ages since we done this."
"It's been ages since I cooked a proper meal."
Q: Please show me example sentences with It took me ages.
A: It took me ages to read the book.
It took me ages to memorized the piece.
It took me ages to realized my mistake.

Also: It took ages:
It took ages for things to get coordinated.
Q: Please show me example sentences with in ages.
A: Oh! I'm so sorry. I get it now "I haven't seen you in ages." It "it's been ages since I've done this"

Synonyms of "Age" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between from a young age and at an early age ?
A: The difference here is just in the words "at" and "from". "From a young age" and "from an early age" would mean the same thing. When you say "at" instead it has the connotation that something happened at that moment, and didn't necessarily continue to happen. When you say "from" it has the connotation that the event or trait has continued since that time.
Q: What is the difference between "At the age of 14, he started..." and "At age 14, he started..." and "At 14, he started..." and which one is correct? ?
A: They are all the same and they are all used.

You could also say "Aged 14, he started~".

The clearest however is your first one.
Q: What is the difference between It takes for ages and it takes ages ?
A: Saying "It takes for ages" sounds unnatural.
You could say, "I waited for ages," though.

The same applies to three months.
"It takes three months" is correct and "It takes for three months" is not.

Again, you could say "I waited for three months" or "I waited three months"
Q: What is the difference between age and ages ?
A: Singular and plural

The average age in the room is 24.
The ages in the room range from 17 to 43.

The pot is from the bronze age.
People in this region have been cooking pork like this all through the ages.
Q: What is the difference between an age and a period and an era and an epoch ?
A: they are very similar, usually its just a matter of what is normal for what you're talking about. Length-wise it's something like age>epoch>era>period

So the stone age, the modern era...epoch doesn't come up a lot. Period is often a cultural time, the Renaissance period for example. To confuse everything there's also The Age of Enlightenment and things in europe... different fields define them a little differently, but really they are all just ways to talk about chunks of time

Translations of "Age"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? age: eɪdʒ and watch: wɒtʃ, ending sounds are dʒ tʃ, but I can’t hear what is different, Do we pronounce ending all tʃ?
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? age diverse
A: But Culture and Age diverse is better😁
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? they've been hating each other for ages. Does it sounds natural?
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? what's your age
A: How old are you?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 什么样的年龄做什么样的事。 (what age do what things。我可以这样说嘛)
A: You should say "What aged people do what sort of things?"

Other questions about "Age"

Q: It always feels like ages when I am waiting for a kettle to boil. does this sound natural?
A: There's a saying in English: a watched pot never boils. =P
Q: 老後はどうでもいいので年金も興味ない
I don't care my old age, so have no interests to pension. does this sound natural?
A: I don't care about my old age so I have no interest in a pension.
Q: At what age can I talk about maturity? Can someone who's underage talk about how immature he/she is? For example: when someone says: "My level of maturity is below zero" even though he/she is only 16 ...I hope my question makes sense
A: Mature is used with any age, even 3 years old. You are thinking of the other meaning of maturity.

Maturity in this case is used relative to your own age. "He is mature/immature for his age".
Q: I heard that ages ago. Perhaps also be at office. does this sound natural?
A: Maybe you mean, "Perhaps it's also at the office." or "Perhaps he's at the office." You need to mention a subject in the 2nd sentence. :D
Q: Around that age, most professionals in this field hit their stride. does this sound natural?
A: "Hitting ones stride" has the sense of starting slow, but ramping up to full speed. It's common to talk about execs hitting their stride after a decade or two of experience.

On a shorter timeframe, it's also common in sales management to talk about new sales people ramping up to full productivity. For example, depending on the industry it may take an enterprise sales professional between 3 and 12 months to reach full productivity.

You could say "become very successful", but I've just not heard it described that way in a business setting.

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