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"Zsuzsa ritkán lát szállodákat."

Translation:Zsuzsa rarely sees hotels.

August 9, 2016



What is wrong with "Zsuzsa seldom sees hotels"


Nothing, basically, but that word is used rather... scarcely.


Accepted now (Oct 18)


I think, that my answer: Zsuzsa sees seldom hotels, should be accepted for: Zsuzsa ritkán lát szállodákat.. What do you think?
One of the "correct" answers was: Zsuzsa sees seldom rarely. ??? But that's definitely wrong and I reported it.


"Zsuzsa sees seldom rarely" is fun. :D
A small problem with your suggestion: like Hungarian, English likes to have its adverbs in front of the verbs. "Zsuzsa seldom sees hotels" would be better.


Yes, I'm still making it wrong. Thank you!


Perhaps she works in one.


Zsuzsa sees rarely hotels - Incorrect... But suggested answer is "Zsuzsa sees rarely rarely" :D


The correct answer is STILL: Zsuzsa sees seldom rarely. And the real correct answers are marked wrong. I hope, it will be corrected one day.


Rarely does Zsuzsa see hotels. Not yet accepted.


Why does it sound like the speaker is saying "retka" instead of "retkan"? Is the "n" not pronounced for some reason?


The word is ritkán, with an 'i'. The 'n' isn't as audible here because an 'l' is following immediately after. Those are similar sounds formed in similar places of the mouth, so they influence each other.


Yes I know the correct spelling. I was spelling out the sounds I was hearing to clarify my question.

I have trouble accepting your answer. It seems quite easy to say "ritkán lát" without dropping the "n"

Dropping word endings like this makes it difficult for a beginner like me to write out what is being said. It would be nice to here these audio questions read slower.


Sometimes answers with "any" are accepted, other times they are not accepted. In this instance, why is it not correct to say "Zsuzsa rarely sees any hotels" ?


It's a good translation, it's probably just not in the database yet. You should report it.

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