"That old airplane is short and slow."

Translation:Rövid és lassú az a régi repülőgép.

July 13, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/fekundulo

what is the diff between rövid and alacsony? Is there is reason to prefer rövid?

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/iRBiS
  • Rövid = "Short" as in "Not long."
  • Alacsony = "Short" as in "Not tall."
July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fekundulo

How can one know if the specific airplane is not tall or not long? Arbitrary.

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamarth

Usually the length of an airplane is more important to the speaker/listener than its height, so a "short plane" is more likely to be a not long one.

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Also, buildings are often taller than they are long, but aeroplanes are longer than they are tall.

July 15, 2016
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