"Surely the young man is not a city?"

Translation:Num iuvenis urbs est?

August 27, 2019

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stinovlas.1

He is a city? What?

August 29, 2019

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

Is this suppose to be "in a city"?

August 29, 2019

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

I would sure hope not...

August 31, 2019

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

What a weird sentence

September 1, 2019

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

Where did the "not" go in the Latin version? Doesn't "num iuvenis urbs est" mean that the young man is in the city? The original says that he is NOT.

September 2, 2019

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

"Num" is "surely not".

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ccf-Uk_2018

Would it also be correct to say "Num iuvenis est urbs?"

August 30, 2019

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

Yes, to an extent.

I find it funny how flexible latin is compared to how orderly the Romans like things. But that's just the thing. The Romans like order, and as such, there is a "correct" way of saying any sentence, but it doesn't necessarily have to be ordered like that.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3CelticVikings

The youn man is NOT a city! ... And don't call ME Shirley!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark644879

Yes Shirley

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MagisterFl1

Flexible word order: 'num iuvenis est urbs' should also work :)

September 2, 2019

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

What the...? "Num" is a great word and allows for lots of cool constructions, but this isn't one of them.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mataytay69

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September 7, 2019
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