"Наюгетепло,анасевере-холодно."

Translation:In the South it is warm, and in the North it is cold.

3 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cincy513

I wrote "In the South it is warm, but in the North it is cold." Duolingo didn't like "but" and wanted "and". I thought a could mean either. How can you tell if it is "but" or "and"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoderickEdwards

I typed the same for similar reasons and it was rejected too. I thought "a" meant but or and ...

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdammers
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I had the same "error' -- and this after having just read in the previous lesson's notes that i and not a should be used for complete sentences. I admit I am not clear on the Russian, but it is very irritating to not be able to use appropriate English (explained by one user as having to do with the programming of R-E with E-R).

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

I said "It is warm in the south and cold in the north." How is this wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kpagcha
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I assume the word "севере" is related to the term "Siberia" for obvious reasons?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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No. Север is North. Like Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Taimyr, the North Pole, etc. :-) Siberia has a strongly continental climate: it is really (and consistently) cold in winter, but also rather hot in summer. It is not always cold like it is supposed to be in the North.

3 years ago

[deactivated user]

    No, it's unrelated. The word «север» is the original Russian word, the word «Сибирь» 'Siberia' is a loanword, it was borrowed from the people who lived in Siberia.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kpagcha
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    well I find really curious that the sound of "север" is so similar to "Сибирь"/"Siberia". I am surprised it is just a coincidence

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GaborBihary
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    Well, it is not really so similar. And Siberia is on the East actually.

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RayRaamsalu

    In the south its warm but in the north its cold - should be accepted surely. Of course it depends on how far south you go

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/urihalpern

    why down sought and up north ...it is nice but it is not exact translation

    1 year ago

    [deactivated user]

      The suggested translation uses «на юге» = 'in the South', and «на севере» = 'in the North'. Север and юг are the usual Russian words for 'South' and 'North'.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/ens5
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      As others have noted, it is annoying that in some sentences DL requires and as a translation for a, and in others it requires but, while in English either one works just fine in a sentence like this one.

      1 month ago
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