"Hol van az alacsony bíró?"

Translation:Where is the short judge?

July 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Siobhan009

Is this biro also used as a surname, like the man who invented the biro (ballpoint pen)?


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

I am sitting here and what is this sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

Oh, you can use it in countless situations in Hungary

Suppose you are a young district attorney who enters a small courthouse on your first day of work and you know that there happens to be only two judges on that day. A tall, strict lady and an easy-going, short fella. In case you'd be going for the second judge, just to tell that you have new evidence and the briefing should be postponed from the following day to a later date, this is the perfect question to ask.

Or... you are a football fan approaching the club house, where the three bribed referees are just celebrating the "victory" of the team they cheated the match away for. The most-most-worsestest of all is a short fella whom you do not happen to see but you would like to! Now, you see, this is the question you would ask from the random guy in the lobby.


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

Ooh my, this second scene is even worse than the Italian course with the husband who must die, the girl with a knife in her boots and corpse that Duo put there before we were arrive :D :D :D (BTW we still don't know whether the girl used a bottle or a knife...)


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

Wow. Duo is hell fun)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

Sorry I didn't realize you were Hungarian. But then you should know! :-D


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

To be honest, I still like "The kindergarten teacher is having lunch and sneezing" better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kefir87

I think that saying this out loud doesn't help you in court.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

Nor do the kindergarten teacher sentences. We have to admit that the elements of the Hungarian language are to be used in certain contexts.

Actually, the short judge - even in the middle of a briefing - would love me in case I were a janitor with his/her laptop in my hands, inquiring his/her whereabouts just everywhere in the courthouse. As a defendant I would think it over though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jam592

What on earth is a 'short judge'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

One who is not very tall.


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

One whose bench is higher than them.


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

why does it accept short judge but not small judge?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasa86

Alacsony = alçak


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

Wonder what the Hungarians will think if I say this.


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

As a native I would think you know at least two judges of different heights and you are looking for the vertically challenged one. There is no problem with this sentence if you don't use malicious tone when saying this.

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