https://www.duolingo.com/blindkiwi

"The one who cannot be quiet rarely knows how to speak well."

  • 22
  • 20
  • 14
  • 13
  • 9
  • 5
5 years ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/blindkiwi
  • 22
  • 20
  • 14
  • 13
  • 9
  • 5

"Celui qui ne peut pas ĂȘtre tranquille sait rarement bien parler" What is wrong with this? Is it not a more exact translation from the English?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13

It's correct all right. But the meaning is not the same. You have an pretty clear idea here that the sentence means that is if you can't quit speaking, you will not speak well, you will just speak too much. I know it seems unfair, because you're right with your sentence, but sometimes duolingo wants you to stick with what he gives you.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blindkiwi
  • 22
  • 20
  • 14
  • 13
  • 9
  • 5

Merci ferynn, yes I am getting used to duolingo's intransigency. I will just have to be more zen about it :)

5 years ago
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.