I'm not sure if I'm allowed to curse in Duolingo comments, but «strong wording here» yeah, 1812.
I love that... I will now be singing either "Спаси Господи люди Твоя" or "Боже, царья храни" for the rest of the day, because that's what always happens. And I am neither Orthodox nor Tsarist.
Quiet music makes no sense. Soft music, yes. Quiet music, no.
adjective, quieter, quietest. 1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
Quiet music makes perfect sense to me. That definition is poor, "little noise" would be better. The fact that comparative forms even exist suggests that it doesn't mean literally "no noise".
Silence speaks louder than words... but we don't really say "silenter" and "silentest", do we? How many times have we asked someone or been asked to "be quieter"? It's not a request for absolute silence, just to turn the noise down a bit.
I'll add though that while Google finds ~350,000 results for "quiet music", it finds more than 3 million for "soft music". I would definitely argue for making "soft music" the primary translation.
What I was wondering if it was intentionally translated that way or if it's a mistake of some kind. It just sounded a little too abstract to me although it's not uncommon for Duolingo to put together sentences that make no real sense.
That makes me wonder: do the Russians literally say 'quiet music' and is that really a thing in Russian?
If the music is not loud, it is "тихая". Calling it soft might be a better, though it would make it look like тихий means "soft" in Russian, which it only does when applied to sounds (or, to be more exact, in English "soft" means "not loud" when applied to sounds).
I suggest listening to native-speakers pronounce тихая. It sounds a bit different from the computer voice:
Completely agree. The computer voice really throws me off, and I wish we could get some native speakers to upload pronunciations here.
I have put this exact phonetic translation several times so why is it not accepted?
I have put in "tikhaya muzyka" about 10 times, so why is it not accepted?