"冷死了!你可以给我一杯热茶吗?"

Translation:It is freezing! Can you give me a cup of hot tea?

November 24, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/modernistblues

a hot cup of tea is the same as a cup of hot tea.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JOEXE

"...a hot cup of tea" should be an accepted answer.

January 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/w7ay3

Yes i agree

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tommybyrom

A hot cup of tea is more natural. A cup of hot tea would only be used in situations where iced tea is the standard.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/liceroni

It is so cold! Can you give me a cup of hot tea?

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hq4

Exactly. "It's freezing" is more consistent with "dong si le".

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Alan184271

Hot cup of tea should be accepted

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DidiWeidmann

Why do you not accept "It is deathly cold!" - this expression also exists in English!

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelMCastillo

It told me the correct answer was "It's cold to death!" The only possible way to get this as an English expression would be if you had a native Chinese speaker translate 冷死了 word for word into English. It is very frustrating how the correct answers on this course in particular seem to go back and forth between wanting idiomatic translations and wanting literal ones.

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick_Dark

To all the people trying to come up with a direct translation of "冷死了!": the idiomatic English expression "I am freezing to death!" is accepted in "I am freezing to death! Can you give me a cup of hot tea?"

April 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedwigechouette

"it's freezing! can you give me a cup of tea" was rejected. I knew 热 meant hot of course, but while I think the given correct translation is also fine, I thought it was more common in English not to specify "hot" when it comes to tea as that is assumed. Only "iced" needs to be specified, imho

November 24, 2017
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