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  5. "我阿姨很聪明,她是老师。"


Translation:My aunt is smart, she is a teacher.

November 22, 2017



"my aunt is very clever, she's a teacher" was rejected but should be accepted


I have reported the same thing. I know DL Chinese is just in the beta phase, and it's pretty good already considering the work involved, but you'd think they would have included all the basic synonyms for 聪明!

Anyway, 加油 everyone! ;-)


Sometimes "hen" is translated as "very," and at other times, it isn't. It's a drag having to memorize the exact couching of each "correct" answer, just to get through each lesson. Oh, well! I appreciate the fact that Duolingo has accepted about 40 of my suggested alternative answers so far...


很 isn't optional here, hence translating it as 'very' shouldn't be required. Otherwise we end up with 'chinglish'.


Agreed. They are completely inconsistent with their correct answers which is so frustrating.


My aunt is smart, she is a teacher. I don't think 很 is optional, is it?


很 is the default, other words can also go there (真, 太, 最, etc). What is optional is whether to translate it to "very" in English or just not translate it. Currently Duolingo insists on "very" for this question but not for most other questions.


See, if I wanted to say "very smart" in this sentence, I would use a stronger adjective, such as 真. If I just wanted to say "smart" I would use 很.


Your translation is not specific enough because it does not differentiate between maternal and paternal aunt.

My maternal aunt is smart; she is a teacher.


That may be the most literal translation; however, one almost never says "maternal aunt" in English. In fact English simply has fewer words to describe family members so perfectly rendering the Chinese is impossible. Furthermore, 阿姨 is frequently used in China as a polite term of address for older women (your parents' age and up), whether they're related or not, so the word does not in fact always mean "maternal aunt".

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    聪明 can be translated as smart, clever, intelligent. ..


    it should be my aunt is VERY smart, she is a teacher because 很 = very


    The sentence doesn't make sense. It should be split up into two different sentences.


    Chinese and English grammar have a lot of differences. This is one sentence in Chinese, but two sentences in English.


    In English it is uncommon to connect two independence main sentences with just a comma. An additional "and" is required.


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    im glad its been resolved lmao

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