Translation:She is not less pretty than her older sister.
In U.S. English it would sound better to say: She's just as pretty as her older sister.
I'm not sure about English but in French it would be exactly the same structure, because they are 2 latin languages.
Mitaine56-your explanation helped me understand. English speakers would consider DL's translation very awkward
Eso diria = ella es tan linda como su hermana mayor.
Pero la oracion te dice menos = less...
I agree, it would make more sense to say, "she is as pretty", which is what "not less pretty" implies. Their translation is clumsy and completely un-coloquial.
"Tan bonita como". En español no estás diciendo que es igual de bonita que su hermana, si no que es menos bonita(less)
"She is at least as pretty as her older sister" This is not what is says in Spanish, but it has the same meaning. However, I would still not answer with this sentence, because a computer program does not detect this.
i thank duolingo for giving us this tool. but, some of the answers are like gambling. "what do you wanna bet it's "she's not less pretty?" rather than "she is as pretty?" mmm i don't know....
I had it exactly right accept from one letter and counted wrong. It not right "that" that is not the same as "than" All my hard thinking still broke my heart.
That is called learning, sometimes we fail even though we do hard thinking. But we learn in fact out of mistakes. Cheer up and next time you will remember ;)
Her older sister is pretty. She is no less PRETTIER than her older sister . ( she is just as PRETTY) Not accepted by duolingo.
'She is not uglier/less prettier than her sister' would be better English, but maybe future updates of DL might accommodate this...
No. That is the opposite of the intended meaning. "Ella no es menos bonita" means "She is NOT less pretty" or "She is prettier". As Spanish doesn't have "-er" and "-est" adjectives (e.g. prettier, prettiest), they use other means to get their point across.
Therefore, the correct translation is "She is not less pretty than her older sister" or "She is prettier than her older sister". Hope this helped you.