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"A kabátom abban a szekrényben van, amelyikben a te bakancsod."

Translation:My coat is in the wardrobe, in which your boots are.

November 14, 2016

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raphi_K
  • My coat is in the wardrobe, in which your boots are.

This is a quite awkward and unnatural translation into English (at least for a number of us). It may be formally correct, but nobody I know speaks like this.

A more natural translation:

  • My coat is in the cupboard which your boots are in

Note the change of word order.

My answer was marked as incorrect because I used this word order.

Please don't correct my English duo - it is my native tongue - I want to speak Hungarian better!


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

"your boots are in" is the less formal way in which we speak English.


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

That is most definitely wrong! It should be 'in which your boots are'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/basszus-kulcs

Everything is okay with :"In which is are your boots"?


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

There is are a slight problem with that actually.


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

Why not ' my coat is in THAT wardrobe....?


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

It is also correct, "My coat is in that cupboard which your boots..." and "My coat is in the cupboard which your boots..." - they are both functionally the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/douglasDan354296

Think that most native English speakers would have said ".... where your boots are" even if it is not a literal translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/douglasDan354296

If I were speaking English normally rather than writing what I thought you would consider the right answer, I would say, "My coat is in the wardrobe, where your boots are."


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

My coat is in the same wardrobe as your boots

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