"A híres énekesnő az épületbe érkezik."

Translation:The famous singer arrives at the building.

August 5, 2016

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More preposition trouble. I have never, ever heard anyone say "arrive into". Arrive at, fine, but "arrive" doesn't sound right when used with "to" or any of its variants.


Another one of those mehcanical incorrect translations. It is how it is used in Hungarian. You arrive "to"/"into"/etc. a location in Hungarian. Not in English.


No, you can "Arrive in the building". You wouldn't arrive "into" the building however.


"Arrive in" is correct English, and "arrive into" is not (quite). Since this is a Hungarian course, and not an English course, however, I think Duolingo should be a little flexible as far as allowing direct translations, so long as they are understandable.

I certainly agree that it should at least accept the correct "arrive at" or "arrive in", which it does not consistently so do right now.


The problem, however, is us English speakers are trying to answer these correctly, and it isn't accepting the correct English version.


Then you have me who's but a native English speaker (I have no other option to learning Hungarian here), and it only accepting textbook correct English and not the more casual form. Like, I can't use "study room" because that's not what it is called in "proper English". I'd also argue that the plurals "fishes" and "deers" should be accepted as well, since it's obvious what it means and it is used colloquially, at least in Sweden (I've heard it being used many times in public).


"into" should be accepted, as the direct translation of the Hungarian (and completely understandable). "At" should also be accepted, since it is the correct preposition to use in English (and "to" or "into" are not technically correct).

I'm a bit annoyed at the "arrive" thing. Duolingo sometimes only accepts "at", and sometimes only accepts "into" or "to". It's only a guess as to which to write.


No, it shouldn't. A literal translation is not possible here.


What we're trying to do is understand how a thought in English, like "arrived at the building," translates into Hungarian. As such, Duolingo needs to teach us that an affix like -ba/be is sometimes used where we would use "at", even though it's more generally thought of as "to" or "into".


Inflexible response. Nonsensical translation.


The famous singer is arriving the building. - Was not accepted and I don't understand why.


You left out a preposition. The famous singer is arriving <something> the building: in the building, near the building, at the building, etc. In this case "in" or "at" would be required.


:-( In German it is possible.


Arrives 'into' is not accepted anymore.

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