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

"Seine Augen sind schön!"

March 18, 2013

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

Not that it would be the most natural usage to call eyes "hot," but could schon (sorry I can't do umlauts on this keyboard) be used to mean hot as in good-looking/attractive? For example, could "Er ist schon" ever be translated as the colloquial "he is hot"?

The reason I'm asking is I was given three options for this translation, one of which was "pretty" and another "hot."


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

Thanks for pointing this out. We're working on improving the multiple choice options. Sometimes there are several correct answers, but these would have to be very close. "Hot" is a little too far of a stretch for "schön".


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

Yes, I totally agree with that. :)


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

The colloquial "he is hot / he looks hot" is actually the same in German: "er ist heiß / er sieht heiß aus".


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

Thanks. I have actually been wondering about this!


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

Thanks for the replies!

I didn't select the hot option as I also felt it was too much of a stretch, but was wondering if in daily conversation it might be used. Germandy's clarification makes sense in English as well, because while pretty/nice/beautiful may be in the same field as "hot," they are clearly not synonyms.


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

Why are not using the plural form here "seinen" ?

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