"Kiülök az erkélyre és olvasok."

Translation:I sit out on the balcony and read.

October 30, 2016



The translation "I sit out onto the balcony" sounds very rude in English. It implies that you stick your rump out the door. From all the discussions that have taken place in previous units, I would guess this means "I go sit out on the balcony and read" or "I go out and sit on the balcony and read" or "I go out onto the balcony to sit and read."

November 17, 2016


As of 1 Dec, "I sit out on the balcony and read," was accepted. I think it's the simplest translation. "Go sit out" would probably have a form of "menni" in it somewhere.

December 1, 2016


I wrote "I am sitting out on the balcony and reading." In English you can't really "sit out onto" something.

October 30, 2016


Would kiülök also mean to skip or not participate in (as in I am sitting out this election) or is that meaning idiomatic and limited to (US) English?

March 15, 2017


It works, surprisingly. It has a meaning of "waiting until something (mostly unpleasant) is over without taking part in it". Like having guests over that you don't like, or the zombie apocalypse.

You can use kiül or végigül - "sit until the end".

November 10, 2017


so is this near future (i am going to sit/im in the act of sitting out on the balcony and read? because i cant get the sense of this sentence in tense/aspect.

May 30, 2017


The tense is fully present (it is happening right now) but the aspect of ül is complete: I actually go outside onto the balcony, sit down, and am now sitting in the chair on the balcony and beginning to read/I am now reading.

June 7, 2017


You win Duolingo, you have defeated me. I'm throwing in the towel. I give up. Sometimes you want "out onto the balcony". Other times you want "out on the balcony". There is absolutely no logic to it.

For these lessons I prefer "out onto the balcony" even if it sounds a bit awkward because it implies the necessary motion which "out on the balcony" does not. I'm fine with either though, I just want some consistency so that I can actually finish this lesson.

December 31, 2017
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