"Num urbs est?"

Translation:Surely it is not a city?

August 27, 2019

3 Comments


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

"Isn't this a city?" "Surely this is a city?"

I think these two options could potentially indicate an expected negative response.

August 29, 2019

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

"Isn't this a city?" suggests an expected positive response, to me. "This isn't a city, is it?" would expect a negative, but that may be too loose a translation for this sentence.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Septimus734191

This is such an awkward way to speak in English. Would a loose translation be, "This can't be a city, can it?" or, "Don't tell me they call this a city!"

September 4, 2019
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