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"Przemoc nie jest rozwiązaniem."

Translation:Violence is not a solution.

February 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

– John F. Kennedy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jakubowski.p

"Violence is not the answer" is the more common English equivalent, in my opinion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

It sounded fine to me


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

Not really. Answer and solution have separate translations in Polish.


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

I've noticed, however, that my Polish students of English use "solution" in many situations where we would use "answer", which suggests to me that "rozwiązanie" has a rather broader usage than "solution" in English.

I don't think we can always pigeonhole translations on a 1:1 basis. In fact PWN/Oxford Wielki Słownik lists both "solution" and "answer" for "rozwiązanie".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

But if they are interchangeable in English, why wouldn't both be accepted?


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

I don't know when it was added, but when I checked now, it was already working.


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

Duolingo likes it literal, perhaps this should be included in the manual or something, so it doesn't have to be repeated over and over again. An entirely different matter is idiomatics, and idiomatic it would be to accept my answer: "Violence is no solution." I'm anything but a pro at English, but take this one for granted.

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