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"Voi cântați la vioară sau la violoncel?"

Translation:Do you play at the violin or at the cello?

July 17, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/freude63

In English we dont usually say at - do you play the cello or violin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnUsable4Evar

It is pretty clear by now that the beginning and the end of this course were made by different individuals.


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

Or perhaps that the beginning of the course has had a lot more reports filed and acted upon?


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

Having "play at" as an acceptable option is one thing but it is frustrating to be marked wrong for omitting it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scevola3

Actually, I have to insist here: "to play at an instrument" is not even an acceptable option in Standard English, it's just simply WRONG!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scevola3

In correct English, one can play "an instrument", NOT "at an instrument"!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lbds137

"Do you play the violin or the cello" ar trebui să fie acceptat ca răspuns corect.


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

Aș zice singurul răspuns corect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matilda209409

if you were playing at an instrument it would mean you were forcing the instrument to be an audience member without it wanting to be involved


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scevola3

Quite right!


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

Like we study at law? It may be correct, but it's rarely heard in conversational English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ANfg91

Is viora actually violin or is it viola? What is viola in Romanian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holly413466

Omitting the "at" is accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scevola3

I was marked wrong for omitting it!! And it's not a question of acceptance: the "at" is simply WRONG!!

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