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GET your syntax together

"Soy de Viena" translates as "I am from Vienna," I get it, but in the English language, my primary language, that means "I am Viennese." But I repeat myself!

April 4, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Izim_M
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What exactly went wrong then and how should it be according to you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TonyNino1

Personal pet peeve. Dismissing common idioms because they are not slavishly literal enough. "Ich dachte mein Panzer hat ein Knutschfleck" does not mean I thought my tank had a hickey, it means "That is so dumb." Yet, "I am from Vienna" pretty much means "I am Viennese." Not literal, just idiomatic, everyday, commonly understood meaning. Rant done.

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