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"the famous artist"

Translation:известный художник

November 8, 2015

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

Maybe it's better to either say painter to get "художник", or also allow the word артист?


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

"Артист" is not an artist, he is an actor or performer.


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

..which are also artists, no?


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

As far as I understand, "artist" is mostly understood as someone who paints or draws pictures. This is "художник".


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

I gotta disagree... an artist is someone who makes art... painting, sculpture, dancing even


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

There is no exact word for that in Russian, but "художник" is definitely better than "артист". "Артист" is only used for actors/performers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elsantodel90

You mean that there is no word for "art" (in general) in Russian, but only for the specific arts? (Like acting, painting, sculpture, movie-making, music, etc).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berachot79

Art = искусство


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berachot79

the exact translation of the test question would be: a famous painter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris849706

Is this an accurate pronunciation for художник? The TTS has a very distinct 'r' sound


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berachot79

Famous = знаменитый;
Well-known OR popular = известный;
Painter = художник;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasNguy4

Is художник известный a correct answer or not?

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