"A kémény kemény."

Translation:The chimney is hard.

September 24, 2016

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

I love when a sentence uses very similar words.


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

Ez a kerék kerek. Kettőt kérek.


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

Could you just say Egy kerek keréket kérek - "I'd like a round wheel, please"?


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

Sure. But then it will be "kereket", the second vowel is shortened for some reason. Another word that does that is "kenyér" ("bread") - it changes to "kenyeret".


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

yeah, it forces me to be detail-oriented and not just recognize patterns lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

And this is an example of why my father got on me about pronunciation! I got burned with "the hard chimney".....go figure.


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

I love it when they suggest an answer, then they don't accept it 'tough' I guess it's just tough luck.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rowen0224

that is probably because it can mean tough in certain sentences, but you can't say that a chimney is tough


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

A chimney is hard?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rowen0224

Well, yes, usually the stuff what the chimney is made out of is hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BigWayne19-

-------- and then it lasts a long time, so it's tough . . .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric599017

I agree. Tough can mean durable or resistant to damage. Why must Duolingo nit-pick over these things? Who cares if the chimney is hard or tough?

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