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"Sự bắt đầu của thời gian khi nào?"

Translation:When is the beginning of time?

July 25, 2017

16 Comments


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

Man, I'm not even halfway through these lessons and things are getting philosophical.


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

Why not "when is the start of time?"


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

Also -- 'của' is not well enunciated here. Sounds more like 'co'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

I think that in English we would say "When was the beginning of time" but I doubted Duo would accept that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael775713

So that was in the past right so it should be when was the beginning of time.

And so how could the big bang happen before time started. Physicsbabble


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shea603077

Hơn mười ba tỷ năm trước


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

"When WAS the beginning of time?"


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

"When is time's beginning" is accurate too right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick70706

So...

"The begining of time is when?"

... unacceptable. I have no idea why. English is very tricky, but this question works both ways in English. Though, to be honest, neither question works well, as this would only be relevant for a fictional universe, as time has already begun in our universe...

When is the begining of better questions? The beginning of better questions is when?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kieron657731

I said 'When is the start of time?' 'start' and 'beginning' are similes.


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

Is 'là' necessary here?


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

I was told that "khi nào' at the beginning of a sentence was for present/future, and at the end it was for past. Here we have present tense--but it's at the end and past is inferred.

Wouldn't a better translation then be "When was the beginning of time?"

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