"このテレビはひくいです。"

Translation:This television is low.

7/1/2017, 4:05:23 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/JCoolwood

Does anyone know if this applies to the sound volume as well as the physical location? So in the UK if we say 'the TV was low', it would be commonly understood we were talking about sound being quiet not the TV's location.

7/1/2017, 4:05:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/wingedseahorse

ひくい seems to refer primarily to location, so 'the TV is low to the ground'

7/2/2017, 1:35:58 PM

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I did not know. Thanks.

7/1/2017, 6:35:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/FonzieSquirrel

Sidenote: it isn't used a lot

7/17/2017, 7:14:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ariardiana5

そのテレビは低いです。

7/30/2017, 9:06:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kana332264

For anyone wondering about it, ひくい refers to the location in this sentence. The TV is [placed at a] low [location]. The sentence itself does not make all that much sense, but out-of-context japanese often doesn't.

4/12/2018, 4:04:34 PM

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How can a TV be short?

11/25/2017, 2:34:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Cecil164832

It would be a strange scenario. Basically, the TV is being placed on an adjustable table. Someone has adjusted the table, and the other person says, "No, the TV is still a little low to the ground. Raise it up."

3/28/2018, 4:47:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MathijsBra2

Duolingo wants 'This TV is short'; that doesn't seem to make much sense sense in this age of flatscreen TVs.

7/12/2017, 11:30:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kana332264

No, it wants "this TV is low", short is 短い「みじかい」

4/12/2018, 4:04:59 PM
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