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"В поезде нельзя играть на скрипке"

Translation:It's not allowed to play violin in the train

November 9, 2015

10 Comments


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

This made me giggle!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

Me too. I guess bagpipes are OK?


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

Maybe it depends if you're travelling плацкартный or купе!*

  • either of which it's entirely possible I've misspelled, by the way... 8-o

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evilfred82

this is very strange phrasing in English


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

I agree. I wrote "On the train, it is forbidden to play the violin" and it was counted wrong!


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

After I was corrected and told that "It is impossible" should be "It is prohibited", I wrote "On the train it is prohibited to play the violin", but it corrects me and says "It's not allowed to play violin in the train" This is one of those times I want to chuck the computer out the window for sheer frustration.


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

Serious problem in Russia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolineK19

This sentence does not sound right in English. It should be "you are not allowed to play the violin on the train".


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

You can also say, "You should never play the violin on the train" You is considered to be impersonal, meaning that it can be used to represent any person or group of people.

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