"La paz no es la ausencia de violencia sino la presencia de justicia."
Translation:Peace is not the absence of violence but rather the presence of justice.
There is no law and order without justice. Antioch College graffiti, circa 1973.
I think the answer ought to be allowed without the definite articles, as that is a common way in English!
Indeed. "Peace is not absence of violence but presence of justice" sounds fine to me.
sin is translated to without. sino is translated to "but rather", it is close to the meaning of "pero (but)"
I recommend you reading this for further explanations: http://spanish.about.com/od/conjunctions/a/sino_pero.htm
I understand the statement being made in the translation however, the other "correct translations" didn't make sense due to the fact that the preposition was missing:
• Peace isn't the absence of violence the presence of justice.
• Peace is not the absence of violence but rather the presence of justice
This shows that there is a huge gap in the mindset between Hispanics and English-speakers.
Uhhh... you realize this is a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, right? I.e., an American?
Mexico right now (April 2018) is having elections. The station I listen to in mornings, in Spanish, had a candidate that used almost this exact same line in his commercial. May they succeed. Fascinating listening in on your neighbor when they are speaking in a New To You language.
This is a line from the President's "be afraid" speech in Air Force One, which was probably a quote from real political leader's speech that I never heard nor read.
The only person I know of who said it was the character James Marshall in the movie. I was just speculating that it was probably based on a real quote by someone.
OK, it paraphrases a quote by MLK, Jr., which oddly enough makes me both right and wrong on this thread.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
Duolingo keeps letting me get away with pronouncin "justicia" as "JU-ti-ka."
Debería decir: "La paz no SOLO es la ausencia de LA violencia sino la presencia de LA justicia"