"In front of the house such dogs bark as behind the house."

Translation:A ház előtt olyan kutyák ugatnak, mint a ház mögött.

October 18, 2016

7 Comments


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

What a strange look you would get if you said that sentence in English. After a few seconds, the people you said it to might figure out what you meant. You will be understood right away -- and without the strange look -- with this: "The same kind of dogs are barking in front of the house as behind the house."

January 26, 2017

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

Yes!! The "such ... as ... " construction they are using in this lesson sounds old-fashioned at best, and hideously awkward at worst.

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iva818387

Totally agree (can even leave out the "kind of" - just "The same dogs...") and I'm really at aw that they haven't changed it after 7 months! The current English translation is clearly very awkward at best.

September 7, 2017

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

I'd also like one of the Hungarians to check in as to whether the original sentence with olyan and mint also sounds formal or stilted or awkward in modern Hungarian.

September 9, 2017

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

Is "amilyen" valid in this case?

October 18, 2016

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

Yes, it is valid, but it has to be in the plural.
"Mint", "amilyenek", "mint amilyenek", all good.

October 18, 2016

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

Their choice of words would work better rearranged "Such dogs are barking in front of the house as are barking at the back of the house" but the choice of 'such' is strange here.

June 24, 2017
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