"אני אוהב אך ורק סגול! לא כחול ולא אדום, רק סגול."

Translation:I like only purple! Not blue and not red, only purple.

August 30, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dmitry_Arch

In English, "and" is hardly ever used between two negative structures, so I omitted it, and, alas! my answer was rejected. An even better answer would be "I only like purple - not blue or red, but purple!" But I know DL is just incapable of going that far. Look, guys, you'd better not use sentences with poorly worded translations at all, than impose such translations on learners.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SammySalte

It's not that unusual in English, they would just be doing it for emphasis, and more in spoken English than written English.

I think it's also reasonable for a translation app to expect a slightly more word for word style translation than a thought for thought one, they want you to show you understand every part of what was said, so they can help you if you get some detail wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francisco_Hulse

"Nothing but..." is a nice parallel construction to "אך ורק". Get it together, DuoLingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeeFiddy

Why אך ורק for "only" in the first part of the sentence and then only רק in the latter part. I agree that sentence structure and choice of "useful" sentences could be much improved and also picking up errors in responses!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HersheyNan

If the sales person kept giving me red or blue after I told them I specifially wanted purple, I would use exactly this emphatic sentence. (Native English speaker.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theresa754142

Ani ohev akh veraq sagol! Lo kakhol ve-lo adom, raq sagol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordi944294

"I only like purple" should be allowed as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JulianIani

I agree with you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lodiJPNL

And the oscar for longest duolingo phrase goes to.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/izzieymom

I thought אך ורק is "exclusively" and רק is "only"?

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