"The girls play violin, whereas the boys dance."

Translation:A lányok hegedülnek, a fiúk pedig táncolnak.

October 13, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe719010

Can meg be used here rather than pedig?

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikAnderson3

I'm curious about word order. I entered A lányok hegedülnek, pedig a fiúk táncolnak. This is not currently regarded as "correct". Is it acceptable to put the pedig before the a fiúk? If not, can someone please explain why?

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

That makes a completely different meaning, so it should not be accepted.
In this situation, "pedig" needs to be in the second position, following the contrasting element ("a fiúk"). Imagine "the boys, on the other hand".

If you place "pedig" first, the sentence changes dramatically:

"The girls play the violin, even though the boys dance."

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikAnderson3

Thank you, that's a clear and helpful explanation.

October 14, 2016
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