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"Hệ Mặt Trời đã được tạo ra khi nào?"

Translation:When was the Solar System created?

August 1, 2016

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

Does "tạo ra" imply a creator as the English translation does or could you also translate it as "form" or "come to be" in this case?

August 1, 2016

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

"tạo ra" can imply "to form" or "come to be" by natural sense. In Vietnamese context, these words are rarely associated with the religious concept of a creator.


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

Not always, especially for things dealing with nature. E.g. Động đất mạnh có thể tạo ra sóng thần = powerful earthquakes could create tsunamis.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ID-007
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Regardless of the meaning, it seems to imply, as in English, an agent behind the action. Whether the ultimate agent is an intelligent being or not is another story!


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

"Created" does imply an agent. Scientifically, "when did it evolve" is more accurate. I am not making a value judgement. For all I know some physicists may be right in saying we live in a hologram, a computer simulation. There are actually strong arguments for that. Perhaps we could get a story on that when they bring Vietnamese stories to Duolingo.

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