"Les plus intelligents ne sont pas les plus bruyants."

Translation:The smartest ones are not the noisiest.

April 22, 2018

6 Comments


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"ones" is not needed if it is translated as "the most intelligent are...". In this case "ones" is validly implied in English

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LesterOlso

"The most intelligent are not the most noisy." Might this translation match the idea?

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RonBlissett

I also used that translation and was "wrong ?" The trouble is that you are often "wrong" if you deviate from the literal meaning of the words.

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Wmconlon

Not exactly the same, but the sense I tried (marked wrong) was "The most intelligent are not the most outspoken."

June 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/louisemathias0

I'm not the only one to have translated this as "the most intelligent are not the most noisy". A straightforward literal translation. Can anyone explain why it is "wrong"? please

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DrMHaywood

Me too. Repetition of 'most' not only mirrors the form of the original, but also makes the sentence more emphatic than the 'correct' version'.

Wanted to report it, but the Report link seems to be missing.

February 15, 2019
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