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"A festa continua desde ontem à noite."

Translation:The party continues since last night.

June 14, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samosborn88

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


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

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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].'


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

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


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :-)


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

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


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


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

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

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