"A magas tanár nem angol, hanem magyar."

Translation:The tall teacher is not English, but Hungarian.

July 1, 2016

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

I wrote "The tall teacher is not English, but rather Hungarian" and it wasn't accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison329274

While "the tall teacher is not English, but Hungarian" is correct, it feels really unnatural to me as a native English speaker. I don't think this syntax is commonly used - at least not in America. I think the way I would say this is "The tall teacher is Hungarian, not English." However, I got marked wrong when I typed this in, I've reported it, but wanted to call it out here too in case others ran into it.

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