"Eléjük?"

Translation:In front of them?

November 20, 2016

9 Comments


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

There are no words in English potent enough to describe how wrong this sounds. And yet, I fail to think of a better translation.

November 20, 2016

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

To in front of them.

February 15, 2017

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

That sounds good! :-)

February 15, 2017

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

I guess the natural translation would leave a lot to context.
"Go and sit in front of them!"
"In front of them??"

November 21, 2016

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

Even shorter in German: vor sie :-)

December 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew359786

I agree.

As seems to happen in this course, they're taking a concise concept in Hungarian that requires a more expansive English translation, looking for a concise English equivalent, failing to find one, and insisting instead on a short English phrase which is either unnatural, misleading, or both.

Really these sorts of concepts should not be in this level of course at all. I haven't done the German-English course but I'm willing to bet that "Das ewig Weibliche zieht uns hinan" is not there, and with good reason.

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sherm0

You have it right. All the time and energy goes to explaining how the English might in fact fit the Hungarian and precious little of what precisely I am supposed to be learning with this phrase. I may learn it, but I wont use it because I don't know how.

September 3, 2017

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

you fooled me again Duo - you hint "to before them", which I wrote, thinking it strange, and then you marked it wrong; ok, you've had your fun, but I would really like you to teach me how to use Hungarian

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FeherXT16

Amit felajánl fordításként, az nem jó! to before them Pedig magamtól ezt írtam volna: in front of them

January 27, 2018
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