"A festa continua desde ontem à noite."

Translation:The party continues since last night.

June 14, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/samosborn88

could "the party is still going from last night" be an acceptable english translation?

June 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlisonCollis

"the party is still going on from last night" is more normal

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulie-Waulie

Not in my country, it's not. (Australia)

February 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat1776

I would choose to translate this as 'The party has been going since last night', or 'the party started last night, and continues [or, is continuing].'

January 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/heinandmaya

I would say "the party has been going on since last night"

March 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu

OK, it doesn't use the verb to continue, but the sense of the statement is "The party started last night" isn't it?

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

It started last night and continues up to now...

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu

If I was actually at the party and said to someone "the party started last night" that would be a fair translation I guess. Obviously context is everything.

The accepted version "The party continues since last night" sounds a bit odd and maybe "continues since" is better as "continues from" or even "carries on from". Oh well, the lesson, as always, is to try to be as literal as possible and then curse when you are caught out :-)

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Yeah.... they love literal translations :S "the party started last night" they would translated as "a festa começou ontem à noite", literally speaking...

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/M132T003C

“The party has continued since yesterday evening.” is an accepted translation and seems better than the current main translation (“The party continues since last night.”). I’m not sure whether that main translation is actually wrong or just very unusual.

January 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/emeyr

In English this sentence can be translated as present perfect or present perfect continuous.

May 18, 2014
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