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"Ebben a szobában minden szék magas, semennyi sem alacsony."

Translation:In this room all chairs are tall, none are low.

November 11, 2016

16 Comments


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

I think the Hungarian sentence is weird... I would rather say:

Ebben a szobában minden szék magas, egyik sem alacsony.

or

Ebben a szobában mindegyik szék magas, egyik sem alacsony.


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

'Short' chairs sound weird to me.


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

The tips seem to suggest high and low too. So should be possible.

Edit 3 months later: but some variants are not included in the correct answers


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

Grammar does shift with usage, so in practice it is okay to allow "none are short." However, it is more correct to say "none is short." And definitely Duolingo should not be marking "none is short" as incorrect!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Listy77

Are you sure? I can't think of a situation where "none is short" is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BigWayne19

-------- none = not one ; not (even ) one IS short , is how i'd say it . . .

Big 23 jul 18


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

Could we just say, 'none are short.' ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hulk014

Maybe a better translation is: "None of them is short" - Egyik sem alacsony/kicsi.


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

None, none of them, not one, etc. - they should all be accepted.

Except for "not even any".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lili920420

'None ' is equivalent to 'not one ', in which case it should be 'not one is short ', or 'none is short '.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElieElKhou1

What is the difference between "egyik sem" and "semennyi"?


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

I assume semennyi is better used with uncountable things. Thus the above comment by bdori that "it is weird" with chairs.

Egyik - one (of).
Egyik sem - not one (of)/ none (of).
semennyi - not even a little bit??
Probably: Semennyi pénz sincs. ~ There is no money at all. ??
Semennyi viz a tengerben már sincs. ~ There is no water anymore in the sea. ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iva52893

I agree with HarrietHewitt. I have never heard of a short chair. But "low" was not accepted.


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

what is wrong with "short" instead of "low"? If they had said high chairs I might have put low, but tall for me the opposite is short. Given, it would be a weird usage, but not incorrect I think.


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

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