Translation:There are awesome seas and gorgeous mountains in Australia!
Thanks. By the way as an Australian we really dont have any mountains by world terms. NZ does though and gorgeous ones
Actually we have 3 seas adjacent to the North and North East of Australia- the Timor Sea, Arafura Sea and the Coral Sea. You're right though, the rest are oceans (Indian, Antarctic and Pacific) but there is certainly no shortage of salt-water.
Of course! There would be seas in some places near the coast. For some reason I was thinking of inland seas. Don't even ask me to explain where I got that. :)
I didn't know that, thanks for mentioning it. Makes perfect sense. Is it a word used only in religious contexts, or in more general ways?
I looked up nagyszerű in an online szótár and there were several definitions: magnificent, splendid, grand, great, super. I chose "magnificent," which was rejected. Are these words valid translations?
Those words are proper translations of nagyszerű, yes. Except for "super", I'd just leave that one as szuper.
I'd put "awesome" in that category too. Tip to non-native English speakers - avoid both "gorgeous" and "awesome" if you don't want to sound like a bogan's girlfriend.
I'd still like to hear an answer to my question: Who thinks "gorgeous" is a non-word, and why? I've heard the word since I was a child (in the late Paleolithic). It's always been a real word to me. Can someone please explain?
Okay - it is a real word. It has been around for over 500 years. Originally meant colourful, bejewelled and adorned. But drifted into meaning just eye candy someone likes - hence has become pretty meaningless. I associate it with gushing, drag queens, and people with little education who like big words. :-)
I've never heard that one before. Who thinks "gorgeous" is a non-word? And why?
I'm pretty sure "gyönyörű" is a real word, too. :)
What is the matter with this sentence " Great seas and beautiful mountains are in Australia.
It sounds a bit incomplete, but it should be okay. Usually I'd put "There are" at the beginning.
Well for a start as I am Australian great seas yes there are but beautiful mountains really no. We have large rocky outcrops but none are high enough to be a real mountain although we do call them that Mt Kosciusko is the highest in the land for example and it does get snow in winter . But are you referring only to the grammar. It is technically correct but better would be There are great seas and beautiful mountains in Australia. Hope this helps.