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"Gardianul băncii are o muncă grea."

Translation:The bank's guardian has a hard work.

December 1, 2016

8 Comments


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

'has a hard work' does not sound like good English to me. 'has a hard job' is better.


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

Yes, you're right. 'Has a hard work' isn't good English - I'd say, it's not even correct. 'Has a hard job' is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PirvuOctavian97

you are right, but this way it's easier to translate word for word... work = muncă, job = serviciu, slujbă


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

well, it's ok for me as a native english speaker to have bad english accepted, as long as good english is also accepted -- BUT, if I were a spanish speaker learning romanian via english, duolingo would be actively stuffing BAD english into my head, with the imprimatur of being a language-teaching software. of course, this is the beta, and we all know that, so we need to be forgiving, and grateful for this great software. but let's be careful not to argue that it's not a flaw when duolingo tells people that the correct answer is, "the bank's guardian has a hard work." (not to mention the fact that children have guardians, but banks have guards.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sofi966016

Thank you Paul! I'm Spanish learning Romanian via English and I do agree with you completely


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LABv7L1N

Languages don't translate literally, word-for-word though.


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

I agree with Paul and Daithi, the English "translation" is poor


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

this kind of stuff makes me consider to stop using Duolingo. How hard can it be to let the sentences be proofread by an English speaker ?

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