"The young tourist heads to another city."

Translation:A fiatal turista átlép egy másik városba.

2 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/alewyan

That is just sheer bloody messed up. The translation is definitely not the same. It would be:

"A fiatal turista egy másik városba tart."

How can anybody even "step over" (átlép) to another city? Maybe over the Belgian-Dutch border running across the city. Maybe.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey
vvsey
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Your translation is perfect.

On "átlép", I can say this much. It can mean a quick trip. I step over to another place to quickly take care of something, and then I'll be right back.
Similar to the English phrase "step out (to run a quick errand)". But this is not what the English sentence says.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatjaJuliannova
KatjaJuliannova
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Its definitely confusing for a beginner like me. If an idiomatic usage of átlep is going to be shown, that needs to at least be covered in the 'tips and hints' text. Since, in English we can say something like 'hop over' to or 'step out' in the way you mentioned, I got it from context but it was still unfair.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey
vvsey
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I absolutely agree.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TundeKovac2

As a hungarian, I would never use atlep to an other city. Maybe in sleng when i atlep to my friend's house. It's really step through.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smileyowlie
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Exactly, I said "elindul egy másik városba" and it wouldn't accept it! }: (.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/richardkiss
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"A fiatal turista átmegy egy másik városba." was offered up as a multiple choice option, but marked as incorrect. What's wrong with it?

1 year ago
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