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"A kórház messze van a háztól?"

Translation:Is the hospital far from the house?

October 6, 2016

9 Comments


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

Why is far AWAY wrong?


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

And "far" was marked incorrect in a prior exercise with "far away" the recommended answer... these are the kind of inconsistencies that make this course incredibly frustrating. I can't even learn the English!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levi
  • 2480

I reported it.


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

The tip gives the meaning of 'messze' as 'far' or 'far away', but 'far away' is not accepted in the translation of the sentence!!!


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

The audio doesn't sound like a question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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  • 815

It sounds like a question to me.

I think, questions sound differently in English and Hungarian...

Someone found this file about question intonation once: https://hunlang.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/hungarianspeech.pdf


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrJake2

Is there something in the word order that makes "how far is the hospital from the house?" incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levi
  • 2480

@DrJake2: No. It's just that what you wrote is a different question.

"A kórház messze van a háztól?" Nem.
"How far is the hospital from the house?" - wants details.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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  • 815

"How far is the hospital from the house?" in Hungarian: Milyen messze van a kórház a háztól?

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