"Unde este armonia din vocea ta?"

Translation:Where is the harmony from your voice?

December 21, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mascha53

I translated this as ”Where is the harmony of your voice” and it was not accepted. ”In” would have been better, but so far duolingo seems to be insisting on ”from” as the translation of ”din” in every example regardless of the context, and the result is totally unnaturual English.

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

Figuring out when the translation must be stilted and when it must be natural is the most frustrating aspect of doing these programs when they are in beta.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lng52-._

I think that the translation you are asking about may be: "Unde este armonia vocii tale?"

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/xSpuky9

"Where is the harmony from within your voice?" is what I put in, yet it wasn't accepted.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

In English, we would never say "the harmony from within your voice," though I suppose it is grammatically acceptable. Rather, it has to do with how we understand "from within" and how we understand harmony. When we say something comes "from within," we are picturing movement. The bees are coming from within the hive, a smell is coming from within the oven, or a sound is coming from within a box. Here, it really should be "in," rather than "from," because the harmony is a characteristic inherent in your voice, like the beauty in a rose or the injustice in a system. Neither of those, for instance comes from within, as it never leaves the thing it is in.

April 11, 2017
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