"Some girls look twenty at fifteen."

Translation:Některé holky v patnácti vypadají na dvacet.

November 22, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tom260364

Strongly culturally inappropriate in US context!!

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EinatAdar

Not just US context, sounds like a paedophile's excuse It's a good sentence to learn the difference between na and v with vypadat, but the ages are so inappropriate.

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hatch-Slack

Actually, it is very appropriate. People should be aware that appearances are often misleading.

February 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hatch-Slack

In different societies, people have different prejudgements.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BoneheadBass

I understand the concern expressed about this one, but it's a true statement, after all Some girls DO look twenty at fifteen, and some of them make a conscious decision to look older than they are.

Maybe, to avoid offending anyone and keeping the emphasis on the grammar, the sentence could be changed to "Some boys look twenty at fifteen" (or some other combination of ages)? That might be less controversial.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom260364

Yes, it would be easy to make it unoffensive, for example: Některí lidé v osmdesáti vypadají na šedesát...

March 18, 2018
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