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"La nariz de mi perro es muy grande."

Translation:My dog's nose is very big.

1 month ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/John240840

Directly translated "the nose of my dog is very big" should also be correct.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MercyEhm

Why? Its wrong

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikael536089

Why is it wrong? "my dog's nose" sounds more natural but "the nose of my dog" is correct English as far as I can tell.

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFisher

Thank you! Yes!

3 days ago

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It may be grammatically correct, but it sounds awkward - as if someone who is not a native speaker of English came up with that phrasing. Plus the course contributors may be trying to make a point about the different grammatical structures Spanish and English typically use for possessives.

1 day ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFisher

It does sound awkward, but as a relative beginner, it's enough of a challenge for me to just translate the words correctly. I still think my answer should have been accepted.

1 day ago

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If it comes up again, you can certainly report it.

1 day ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFisher

It seems like "the nose of my dog is very large" should also be accepted.

6 days ago