"Novum Eboracum est et urbs et civitas."

Translation:New York is both a city and a state.

August 28, 2019

13 Comments


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

Does the "both" come from there being to "et", or how does this work?

August 28, 2019

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

Yes, "both X and Y" is "et X et Y" in Latin.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter-A

Oh, interesting! That's just like Russian.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerit15

My audio is very bad with this one!

August 30, 2019

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

Unfortunately yes... Her very thick American accent makes it very hard to understand.

September 6, 2019

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

American? I'd have said both her accent and her voice sound German or Swiss German.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivan351547

Yes, you are right, Cesar. Too strong American accent in this sentence. Latin accent should resemble Italian accent more than any other one... But on the other hand, there is no opportunity to learn Latin in this way (easy and free) all over the world, and believe me: the old methodology at school, when I studied Latin many years ago was the Hell itself. Anyway, I miss a lot the names of many cities of the Ancient World. I hope they will appear later...

September 12, 2019

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

Why is incorrect without the both?

August 29, 2019

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

Without "both" the Latin wouldn't have the first "et."

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kati673185

why"both"

August 29, 2019

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

Just how it works. Pretty common. Greek uses και...και to do the same thing.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/magnus97663

thanks for the explaination

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YuMin1604

"urbs" sounds pretty english, would rime with "herbs" ;-)

September 12, 2019
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