"Ti itt kint beszélgettek, a francia rendőrök pedig ott bent várnak."

Translation:You are chatting out here, and the French police officers are waiting in there.

September 1, 2016

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Would "out here ... in there" instead of "here outside ... there inside" be weong?


Not wrong at all! I think that's a more natural way to write it in English.


I think it now only excepts 'out here' (or at least it did in some sentence with the same word use), which is actually a bit confusing since in English 'out here' is not necessarily outside, it basically states that 'here' is somewhat distanced from the subject (space-wise or logically etc.) So is 'itt kint' actually about being outside&here or about anything else also?


Milyen izgalmas!


Why wasn't this accepted: "You are out here chatting"... vs. "You are chatting out here"...


"You are out here chatting" is tricky grammar, it's not actual present continuous but an extra participle appended to the sentence. You are out here, while performing another activity - chatting.


I find it really hard to distinguish the pronunciation of beszélgettek and beszélgetek


Well, what to say... you better get used to it because it's important.


"chatting" it is not the same as "speak", no?


chatting = beszélget

speaking = beszél


to speak ~ beszélni = you don't need a partner, for example, on TV

to talk ~ beszélgetni, társalogni = need a partner [társ ~ partner]

to chat ~ (1) csevegni, beszélgetni (kötetlenül, lazán) = to talk loosely, out of bounds ; (2) (újabban) csetelni például a telefonon = (of late) to write sms for example on phone


Wouldn't it make more sense to use "while" instead of "and" in the solution? Also, be mindful of the commas. In English they are not as often used as in Hungarian. "Pedig" should not always be translated as "and".


This is ridiculous, this can be said in many different ways, and as far as you are concerned only one way is correct


The only way to improve that is to report your correct answers, I guess.


Answer was not accepted because I wrote "You're..." instead of "You are..."


You could probably report it as being correct. Duolingo would rather have you spell out the words. Just wait until you get to the numbers! You have to spell everything out when you get to those lessons.


Are you sure that was the reason? From what I know, Duolingo resolves these contractions automatically.


Marked me wrong just for having 1 t instead of 2 in beszélgettek. Seems harsh.


You have to listen carefully - it's very subtle. "double letters" seem to be held out longer than "single letters". Double letters are im


What is harsh? Either it's right or wrong.


beszélgetek and beszélgettek simply don't mean the same. You wouldn't write "lose" for "loose" would you...


I think it's reasonable to just use 'officers' to refer to rendőrök but it was marked incorrect.


Renardo_11 is correct, there are many types of officers - military being one of them. That might even break out further. Hungarian can have different words for different officers, too.


(army) officer = katonatiszt, tiszt


I had "you are out here chatting, the French police are in there waiting" and it marked it incorrect. Not wanting to get into a debate about the answer, purely wanted to share my answer despite the wording not being 100% correct.

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