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"романы для взрослых"

Translation:novels for adults

November 17, 2015

53 Comments


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

porn was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeviKane1

Because "novels for adults" is a specific form of pornographic material.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULRICHSCHL4

Not necessarily. Only for those, who cannot think in something else.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lars200

Is this sentence as ambiguous in Russian as in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fiachra691900

Somewhat risqué haha


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

Does the word взрослых have the same erotic connotations in this context as it has in English?


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

Is it just me, or is Взрослых really difficult to pronounce (and get the spelling right)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DennisSwai1

So hard to pronounce! Especially right after для, which i also find hard to pronounce.


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

I find it very easy, because my native language is Portuguese, which is phonetically similar to Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenjaminBu19

novels for grown-ups was wrong. Can anybody help me to understand why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s.gardo

That was my answer as well, also marked wrong. In my opinion it is not wrong, I learned the word Взрослый by reading The Little Prince in Russian, where the English translation uses the word grown-ups the Russian uses взрослые.


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

If you hit the "Report a problem" button you can suggest them to add it as an accepted translation. You should do this when you are sure you are right. :)


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

Not any more; the opportunity to add an explanation or comment to one's error report has disappeared. – a disastrous change, and one which I fear is beyond the control of our course-writers, since it seems to prevail throughout Duolingo.


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

It seems all the changes they have been making for the last year have been for the worse.


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

I also put "novels for grown-ups" which is fine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BernhardMa1

It is still there for me. 2021-01 But I joined in 2014. For my niece, who started later, the app looks very different.


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

Fifty Shades of Grey....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

My thought prezactly!


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

and does для require insrrumental


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

No it requires genitive.


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

Genetive, but adult is conjugated as if it were and adjective, if I am not mistaken, hence the ых ending


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

The word "adult" (the person)/"grown-up" is взрослый - it is a noun but is treated like an adjective for purposes of declension. Another example would be животное (animal), or контрольная (test, even though you can also say контрольная работа).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bamelinlover13

Anyone else having trouble with the audio for взрослых?


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

Yes. I didn't recognise the word so typed what I heard, including 'зи'. I suppose that's the same non-vowel as in м-не and D-митри (and Edm-nd…). And listening again at full speed, the audio seems to add a different extra syllable: 'для вз-роРОслых'.


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

I hit enter too soon and submitted "novels for" without anything following, but it accepted that as correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0wI91

why would you put that there duo


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

Um ... we call those "adult novels" in English, but that was not accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tkkim5
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Do they have any picture? Because I can not imagine well..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULRICHSCHL4

She pronounces clearly "Aramani". This kind of "slag" on the tongue has confused mi several times.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KH40bu

steamy romantic fiction lol


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

I think this sentence is referring to the high comprehension of the brilliant works of Николай Гоголь


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

I put "Novels are for adults" but this was marked wrong... why is that?


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

That would be Романы - это для взрослых.


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

You are correct. (I was really tired when I posted my initial response.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orcj_77

there is a mistake, one of the correct answers is: "thenovels for adults"


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

Can "Novels are for adults." also be correct?


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

Probably not, If they had intended it to be a sentence, I would imagine they would have capitalized романы.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulHamilt19

Translation is not a science, it is often not possible to understand the intent of author. There are several correct answers here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/losada38

waste of time trying to get the phonetic word, may be better if one fails 2 or three times then put the phonetic form underneath


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Masha515691

i think "novels are for adults" should be accepted, too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCamil13

Взрослых, which case is it?


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

Genitive plural. Для takes genitive case.


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

i would rather pronnounce "cthulhu fh'tagn" over "vzroshlîh".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

Grown ups should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULRICHSCHL4

The male voice her clearly pronounces "ы" like an "а". (vzroclAh). For a learner this is very confusing and not appropiate. This is not the only case of a differed pronounciation.


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

I said " a novel for grown-ups" which was not allowed but should be

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