"游泳比赛几点开始?"

Translation:What time does the swimming competition begin?

November 19, 2017

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

"Swimming contest" should be accepted too (in my opinion).


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

I tried it and it worked (June 2021).


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

Who says anything but “swim meet”?


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

I am aware of the term 'swim meet' but I've never actually heard someone say it here in the UK. I wasn't actually aware it was specifically a competition for quite a while.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonHu3

That is very sport dependent to people who have participated in swim meets. While I may know that word, it definitely isn't the first thing that would come to mind.


[deactivated user]

    Do you think of the Olympics as a swim meet? Or a competition?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonHu3

    "When will the swimming competition begin?" should be accepted.


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

    "When" should also be accepted


    [deactivated user]

      When is reserved for 什么时候


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

      I disagree : 几点 is specifically asking for a time, today. 什么时候 is the one that can be translated either way, and so "when" would be perfectly acceptable.


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

      i wonder if commence is synonymous with begin in this case?


      [deactivated user]

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        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjhillman06

        "At what time..." is more correct and should be accepted.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

        Reported on February 4, 2019: "At what time does the swimming competition start?"


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George792719

        And nothing has changed, I just wrote the same thing, and it is a perfectly acceptable answer, but no, marked wrong!!!!! And you wrote this 5 months ago.

        I think they do nothing on this course to add more answers.

        Cut and pasted:

        "What time does he swimming competition start?"

        Marked wrong for being correct......again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

        I had actually received an e-mail about two weeks ago telling me that "At what time does the swimming competition start?" is now accepted. Omitting the "at" should also be acceptable.

        "What time does he swimming competition start?"

        I suppose you meant to write "the" instead of "he"?


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

        Natation competition isn't said in English?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjhillman06

        No, certainly not in American English. The only place where the "nat-" root sneaks into English as far as I know is in the name of the building that houses a pool for competitions, which is called a "natatorium."


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

        Swim competition should be right

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