"A barátságos, kék madarak a magas fákra repülnek."

Translation:The friendly blue birds are flying onto the tall trees.

August 6, 2016



on = -on, i.e. the superessive case. The English sentence here somehow makes it sound as though the birds are somehow flying while also being physically on the trees, which is 100% impossible. Should be "onto the tall trees".

August 6, 2016


ok....i am not a native english speaker, but this switching from "on" to "onto" in every next sentence is driving me crazy

September 6, 2016


I am a native speaker!-Birds fly onto,into,over but never ON trees.Birds land or perch ON trees

April 15, 2017


I agree that this should be "onto the tall trees"

October 22, 2016


Birds do not fly 'on' trees. They might fly among the trees or between them, or even if they are small birds, in the trees. Never 'on' trees in English. Witches fly 'on' broomsticks!

May 29, 2017


That seems right to me too. Birds on a tree are not flying to anywhere. But lots of other magyar - angol translations, though teaching a principle, make no sense at all....... like a "fat kindergarten teacher falling on a short tree". Where did she come from? The upstairs window, an airplane?

August 28, 2016


Haven't you met the flying kindergarten teachers?

April 6, 2018


Yes, it should be into. On is nonsense, and onto only slightly better.

January 4, 2017


On the tree? I think "to" or "onto" would be better

February 8, 2018


I find myself torn between wanting the literal Hungarian translation, and wanting it to make sense in English... it seems it's rare to be able to do both!

March 23, 2017


Literal Hungarian is "onto" which is okay - definitely not "on" which is stupid in ENglish and Hungarian.

February 15, 2018


Hey, could you please fix this sentence as requested ? It does not make any sense now :(

November 2, 2017


The Duo people do not read the bulletin boards.

April 6, 2018


Not sure why we are saying onto instead of into, typically we would say into.

December 26, 2016


yeah but into implies that they smashed into the trees as opposed to landing on them, which I think is what the sentence is trying to imply.

August 24, 2017


It is different each time. I am wrong if I write onto or if I write on

November 9, 2017


Agree, this sentence doesnt work in English

December 3, 2017
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