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"Trvá to od padesáti do šedesáti pěti minut."

Translation:It lasts from fifty to sixty-five minutes.

September 30, 2017

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

I'm a native (US) English speaker, and I don't see anything at all wrong with "It lasts from fifty to sixty-five minutes." It didn't even cross my mind to translate the sentence differently.

While there is also nothing wrong -- in terms of the meaning -- with "It lasts between fifty and sixty-five minutes," that's not a literal translation of the Czech sentence. But maybe someone could report it and see what DL thinks. After all, literal translations aren't always necessary, and sometimes they're VERY strange!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyn581999

As another native American English speaker, I agree. I also was thinking that if you translate it as "It lasts between [or from] fifty to sixty-five minutes," you are talking about a film or event. I think if you translate it the way I originally wanted to, "It takes from fifty to sixty-five minutes," you would then be talking about the duration of a journey. A subtle difference in the English that may not be present in the Czech...


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

Mohu se zeptat, proč nejde uznat "Trvá to od 50 do 65 minut"? Předem děkuji za odpověď. :)


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

In this course it was decided NOT to accept digitals, you always have to write the numbers with words.


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

In my opinion, "between fifty and sixty-five minutes" should be accepted (and actually sounds better in English)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael620245

"between 50 and 65 minutes" is much more natural; "from...to..." is pretty strange. Please, please, check these "correct" answers with a native English speaker!!


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

In this case, could " ...between fifty and sixty five minutes" be translated in any other way in czech?


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

Yes, "Trvá to padesát až šedesát pět minut."

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