Translation:The car is not pulling up to the Japanese bank, but to the American one.
The hover hints apply mostly to the word in isolation, not necessarily in the context of the current sentence. Áll itself does mean "standing" (or "parked" in the case of a car, although "standing" would be OK for that, too), but with oda in the sentence, you have movement, so static words such as "standing" don't work.
Oh come on, at least get consistent! First time it was incorrect when I translated odaall as "stands to". Now it's incorrect "goes to". You know I keep a notepad open next to the browser window and copy all such sentences, because it's impossible to recall, what's the correct translation, when the sentence returns.
No, unfortunately that is not correct. You can't say "the car is (or is not) parking." You can say that a car is being parked. It's also good English to say that a car is parked, but that wouldn't be right for this translation, because when a car is parked, it's not moving. And this lesson is about using preverbs that express movement.
Also, using "there" the way you did is not great English. It's not wrong, but it sounds unnatural. Again, "oda" is expressing movement and direction. It really means "to there," doesn't it?
I like Duo's idea of "pulling up" to the bank. Some actions can be attributed to cars themselves - we all know it's a person inside the car doing it, but we often say "the car is turning," or, in this case, "the car is not pulling up." For some reason, "park" is not one of those actions. You can say that a person is parking their car at or near a location, but you can't say that about a car. Also, parking isn't a directional movement. It's kind of like "stand to the mirror," in that two different things are going on: movement toward something, and then an action once you get there. Hungarian can combine both ideas into one word, but English doesn't.
Hmm.... I think it does depend on your English dialect.
The car is parking in the driveway is correct for me - English is my native tongue. Where I come from, you will hear people say "the car is parking in front of the building" rather than "the car is being parked in front of the building"
You are right though - cars cannot park themselves.
"Matthew is parking the car in front of the building" or "Someone is parking the car in front the building" would be common/correct.
I have noticed that lots of people complain about apparently parking themselves... I think it'd be mixed where I come from. Some people may complain - other people may think they are being pedantic. I think it depends on what you've been taught and how your brain works. :D
I think "oda" gives movement to "áll"... (It is in the process of parking to there, in front of the bank.) We don't need to add the movement and so wouldn't normally add the "there" into our sentence, whilst it is required in Hungarian. (Say you were translating from English to Hungarian, an "oda" would appear even when "there" or "to there" is missing in English.)
Állni just means "to stand." This sentence contains Állni oda, which is a little harder to translate to English, because two things are happening. Oda implies movement ("to there"), but with áll, it ends up standing somewhere. English just has different ways of saying this, so a literal translation won't work. That's why people are suggesting things like "pulls up" and "is parking."
Now in the parking lot garage
You'll find the proper place
Just follow all the written rules
You'll fit into the space
Pull up to my bumper baby
In your long black limousine
Pull up to my bumper baby
And drive it in between
Yes, everyone gets annoyed with these. I put "The car doesn't pull over at the Japanese bank but at the American one" and, of course, the computer couldn't deal with it. Moreover, the expression "pulling up to" doesn't sound good. Pulling up at sounds better. When cars pull up to something it's usually a line in the road or possibly a traffic sign but not a building.
Bastette 54 makes a fair point and perhaps my frustration got the better of me. The act of pulling up is the act of stopping and we would normally talk in terms of stopping AT a place rather than TO it. However, I quite take the point that the phrase also encapsulates those brief moments of movement prior to becoming stationary at which point the vehicle continues to approach TO (or towards) a given place. My real gripe, however, is that "pulling up at" wasn't accepted by the computer and in this sense the computer is decidedly and unambiguously wrong.
This is becoming frustrating. The car is not pulling up there at the Japanese bank but at the American one. This wasn't accepted and I just keep reporting. I see that many people are frustrated with this one and all we can do is write down the model answer and give it back when the question comes up.