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"Petang ini dingin."

Translation:This dusk is cold.

August 21, 2018

17 Comments


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

Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but this sentence sounds incorrect to me. We might say the evening is cold or that it is cold this evening. I don’t think we can say the dusk is cold.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTo228

It's correct, but nowadays the concept of dusk is uncommon outside of a poem say

"Dark frost was in the air without, The dusk was still with cold and gloom, "

Winter Dusk by Walter de la Mare


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cs1987

"The dusk" is fine, but I've never heard of "this dusk" outside of this sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bev425285

Poetic license


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robyn721662

never.... it is a clumsy translation


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

It's grammatical, but unusual word choice. Evening or night is better.


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

I agree dusk is cold sounds wrong. The report window doesn't allow you to flag that the English looks strange


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Free-as-can-be

Agree with DianaLR, "dusk" is an odd constuct.


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

They accepts " This evening is cold" now!


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    Not a sentence that a native English speaker would ever say. Talking about dusk in general you couls say 'It's often cold at dusk.' But nobody would say 'this dusk'.


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

    "This dusk is cold." I've never said it before, and yes it sounds like an old poem. But it's valid English, and I like it. I might say it next time it's cold at dusk!


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

    You never say that.


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

    I think that Duolingo is using the term "dusk" to refer to a general time frame -- late afternoon to early evening. Petang, btw, is a formal word and, in my experience, rarely used.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kenneth623833

    I have never said this sentence. Maybe drop this & say dusk is cold


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bev425285

    dingIN? potang? What dialect is this?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillRobins645796

    I don't think it is necessary that sentences always need to make sense. The test is to see what you make out the choices available.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabb318_PHL

    This sounds really close to a very common Filipino swear word lol.

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