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"Мне кажется, это не очень плохая машина."

Translation:I think it is not a bad car.

November 29, 2015

20 Comments


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

What happened to the word очень in the translation? Why isn't it "... not a VERY bad car"?


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

I think it's something like the British "not bad", ie. fairly good.


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

"It seems to me it is not a bad car" is wrong according to Duolingo. Why should I use "I think" in this exercise?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjk64431

I agree with you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

Today Duo accepts that, LePSqziA.


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

Ambiguous word-to-word translation. It should be "It seems to me, this is not a very bad car".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tess790962

Очень = very ... f×#$t$#@%


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay-The-Durg

This is an odd translation, it leaves out and replaces words. "I think it is not a bad car" should not be accepted. "It seems to me, this is not a very bad car." Or the sentence in Russian should say, "Я думаю, что это не плохая машина."


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

Мне кажется means "I think" as well as "it seems", it's not replacing anything.


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

The English translation as given seems very awkward to me.


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

a wonderful example of the slavic soul

from worst to best, a car can be either "domestic", "very bad", "bad", "not very bad" and in rare exceptions plainly "not bad"


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

Isn't it more grammatically correct to include "что" following the comma and before "это"? Or is that optional?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2E3S

It's optional as well as in similar English sentences (I think that..).


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

"It seems to me (that) this is not a bad car"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tzufit238

it seems like it's not such a bad car - marked wrong. reporting it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iggy868308

It seems to me it is not a very bad car.


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

“This car seems not very bad” might be reasonable?


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

It's not a very natural sentence in English.

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