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"Der Tanz beginnt von vorne."

Translation:The dance begins all over again.

December 1, 2013

16 Comments


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

I would have translated this as "... from the front". Where does this sense of repetition come from as suggested by DL's "The dance begins all over again."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbaradb28

vor="before", so the extreme of it would be "the beginning". So it goes kind of "The dance begins from the very beginning(again)".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom-tky

So, "the dance starts from the beginning" is wrong? I imagined "The dance begins from the beginning again" = Der Tanz beginnt von Vorne wieder an. Isn't that closer in meaning?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbaradb28

I guess "the dance starts from the beginning" is also acceptable, but I'm not sure about using "wieder", it sounds redundant to me.


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

This vorne sounds really weird.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrWho100

So why is "The dance begins from the beginning" not accepted?


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

"Der Tanz fängt wieder von vorne an" is a much better way of saying this. Beginnt von vorne seems to indicate that it starts at the front -of the hall or whatever.


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

"The dance begins from the top" sounds like a more natural way of saying this to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doctor-John

"From the top" is an expression more commonly used in music.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doctor-John

The English translation seems an awkward mismatch with the German.

I think a better translation would be "The dance starts again at the beginning."


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

It was mentioned before but no clear answer was given: is "The dance begins from the front." wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karl.harri

This is a poor German sentence. Full stop.


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

I thought "The dance begins again" would suffice, but it was wrong. Now I'm thinking "The dance begins from the beginning" might work. ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i
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Technically that's the idea, but I guess that would sound just as '''nice''' as "The dance starts from the start."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piet-0

what about restart?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scotty961538

What would be from or at the front be then?

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