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"Do dogs only see black-and-white?"

Translation:Sehen Hunde nur schwarz-weiß?

February 1, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimTaylor18

Why is "schwarz und weiß" marked wrong?


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

Because, like in in English, “schwarz(-)weiß” is a set phrase (same reason you can't say “white and black” in English).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rpaugh82

And how are supposed to know that? The tips don't even show that?


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

Who said you were supposed to know that?


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

You aren't supposed to know it before you encounter it here. In English, "black and white" refers to monochromatic vision or media, not literally black and white, so it would have to be taught that German uses schwarz-weiß as the equivalent.

It also might be worth knowing that dogs see in color, although not with the same variety of colors that humans see. That won't help you with your German, but it would have been better to use the term in a better context.


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

Isn't it great they teach you then? Duolingo is not a game that you need cheats to score.


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

Ja,manche hunde sehen schwarz und weiß.

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