"El autor escribió una bonita introducción."

Translation:The author wrote a nice introduction.

November 15, 2013

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kerrywth

I got it wrong for translating as "the author wrote a pretty introduction." I'm quite stumped.

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

Context matters, and not all words in the 'hints' are appropriate in every Duo sentence. 'Pretty introduction' sounds a bit odd, IMO. ;)

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kerrywth

You must not read romance novels, then. :)

November 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charley-Farley

I still don't see why you cant have a pretty introduction. A flowery one would be accepted in literature. An ugly one too. In fact, 'nice' is incorrect really (as a translation for bonita'. It really means precise!

July 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geneven

There is nothing wrong with "a pretty introduction".

August 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Herb13

respreng, while I agree that context does indeed matter, this one seems really picky. Both "amable" and "agradable" seem to be better choices for "nice."

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LydiaSande

writing can definitely be pretty

January 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TracyLarrabee

Why not "a good introduction"? I understand "bonita" is pretty, but in context, it seems every bit as appropriate as "fine".

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imbricated

I wonder if pretty nice would work

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnAddiso

the oxford dictionary describes bonita as "pretty" or "lovely". I've never heard it used in the sense of "nice".

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwolfe11

I agree with the above. Pretty makes complete sense

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mgbryant

A better exercise would be "The author wrote a stiring introduction" The reason is that in 60+ years of reading and speaking English I have never seen written content described as "pretty

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alan844763

Hallelujah! The first example I have yet come across in Duolingo of 'bonita' being translated as anything other than 'pretty', which so often, as in this case, would be a strange word to use.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nBnQ2

El author escribio una introduction muy simpatica

March 7, 2019
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