"A gyerekek nem a járdán futnak, hanem a füvön."

Translation:The children are running not on the sidewalk, but on the lawn.

August 20, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rachbeat

sidewalk is american for pavement

August 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Saimdusan

"Sidewalk" is American for "footpath".

November 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bobbibobobob

I agree.

August 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/snosage

It gives one translation as the accepted one, but also accepts other alternatives, but it isn't going to mention them all, or you'd have about a page of writing and we'd all be even more confused. I'd say pavement, and it accepted that, but it's got to be usable for people who speak various kinds of English. I like it to accept my British English, of course, but that's not really going to be the number one around the world, is it? Much trickier is when the grammar is different- so in US English, you'll often not use a preposition which it would be strange not to use in British English. I don't know where Duo is available, but if you factor in Australia, NZ, India, various African varieties of English, to name but a few, then you have probably many many requests to accept variations on each question... A lot of the users here are learning using English as a middle language, so it has to be accessible to them, too. If you think of the number of ways you could translate this into English... the makers of the course have a BIG job to do to keep us all happy!

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaleEnlight

Here, here! snosage - very well said. A lingot for you! If we as students are flexible enough to try to learn a foreign language, then surely we can utilize that same flexibility within our own native language and just accept there are different ways to express something in English, depending upon in which school, city, state, country or even continent you studied it.

November 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert332508

Seriously, footpath?

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

Sidewalk? for crabs perhaps?

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/magyarlingo

Ha ha! Maybe it runs across a mountain or beside a canal...

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ataltane

So you think this is a joke?

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ColonelCrock

Járd is footpath in English, sidewalk is American English and is not used in GB.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca862823

I could have completed this sentence even if it was in Arabic with the word options Duolingo gave me!

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ClassicSteven

Hey you kids! Get off my lwan!

December 20, 2018
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