This statement isn't random enough for my liking, come on Duolingo!!! Perhaps something along the lines of 'the chickens play darts' or 'the foxes discuss the works of Friedrich Engels and his impact on the working classes of Victorian Britain'.
I read your second sentence as "the foxes discuss the works of Friedrich Engels and his impact on the working chickens of Victorian Britain."
You're right. Average speeds for both are around 25-35 mph, and the fastest racehorse went about 44 mph. Bears have been clocked at 28 mph and sustaining that for two miles. It seemed to me that horses would be faster and have more endurance, but apparently bears are close in the speed department.
It's right out of the Eddie Izzard school of learning a language . You Tube: Eddie Izzard - La Singe est dans l'abre
Could gegen also be used to mean vs?
This is possibly part of the same book that discusses the sisters washing the train station. Maybe they were cleaning up after the horse/bear MMA battle. I'd buy that book...
I am ok with these
a Bear against a horse.
the Bear against the horse.
Bears against horses.
- Bear against horse
Can someone give me a context for this sentence?
The horse by a long nose....I think I listened to that 20 or more times, on fast, slow and still couldnt understand what the first word was so I made up a new one...beyar....maybe I should just have thought of Yogi!
Because apparently bears and horses are very competitive against each other in Germany.
I wish this phrase were dropped - smacks of cruel practices long gone from civilised countries.
Would it be wrong to translate it as "bear versus horse"? I tried that and it was wrong
Usually not. Maybe there are some specific context concerning compass directions where you could find a possibility to translate it like that (the only one I can think of at the moment is something like "into the setting sun" which might by translated as "dem Sonnenuntergang entgegen").
report this stupid ”sentence”. Or sugest them more like this, cobra against dog, cow gegen leopard, snail versus wasp, etc
Repetition, repetition, repetition! The more you see a word or phrase, the less likely you will forget. They are trying to drill it into you. If the section is too easy for you, just test out!
I was testing out and the sentence came up three times. Then I tested out to Level 2 and it came up three times again. This cannot be coincidence. It must be a coded message from the Bavarian Illuminati.
Are these teams? The bears and the horses?. I,ve heard of bull and bear fight, but not horses. After all these endings, idioms, phrases,etc. a literal translation is not trusted,sorry
why not cobra against dog ? who came with this stupid example, is he still hired?
Duolingo doesn't hire individual people to sit in an office and come up with translations then fire them if they make something that isn't useful. Volunteer workers offer themselves up to contribute to a course and actually make it fun to learn.