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"Are you coming from a boy, Kati?"

Translation:Fiútól jössz, Kati?

September 25, 2016

10 Comments


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

Let's guess: 1. Kati's is reincarnated and she was a boy in a previous life. 2. Kati just had a gender change surgery. 3. Kati's real name is Eva. 4. She just had a very satisfying physical encounter with an experimented boy, and it shows.


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

\5. She is coming home from a boy's place.


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

Did you just step out of a boy? WTF? There are so many better ways for asking thia


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

Have you just been with a boy? Did you just come from a boys place? Did you just come from a boy? - this one sound like someone's home country is a boy. Did you directly come from a boy? Have you just left a boys place? Did you just step out of a relationship?


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

All of them capture the feel, but none is a proper translation, so I'd offer "Are you coming from a boy's place?", maybe. :)

I am still shook that English has so much trouble with -hoz/-nál/-tól structures in regards to people.


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

The problem is not woth the "from a boy" part (however I do not find an appropriate alternative), but the "step out of" :)


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

"Step out of"‽ Is that an accepted translation?
I only see "Are you coming from a boy, Kati?" here.


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

I wrote the comment, as it was the sentence to translate/suggested translation - I can't remember. I got the question during the last checkpoint tets. Will there be more checkpoint tests? I really would not like to test out one by one, as the hungarian translations are fairly ambigous.


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

I think there are only three checkpoints in every course. If it were more, it'd beat the purpose of a learning course, I guess.

I like doing the lessons one-by-one. Gives me more opportunities to learn and, in the case of the Hungarian course, more sentences to report.

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