Translation:These architects are good but they are not original.
Could "These architects are good but are not original" work as well? I don't think "are" could be referring to another subject, so no need for the redundant "they"
originali is plural isn't it?? originale is singular, right? i translated as "these architects are good, but they are not originals"(plural) should be correct but was marked wrong. hmmm Does anyone have an explanation?
'Original' is an adjective in the sentence that refers back to 'architects'; you wouldn't say 'the originals architects,' but rather "the original architects."
I think in this case original means creative, first to do something. So then in english they are not original ( singular) is correct. Does this make sense mcbarge?
(ted and maria) Putting it that way makes sense. I now look at 'architects' as a singular group thus being 'not original' rather than 'not original(s)'. I was looking at it from a different perspective. thanks
It would seem that if the architects can lack originality, they could also lack genuineness. I don't understand why genuine is considered incorrect.
Hum. Not sure. Genuine means more like sincere, honest whereas original is more like the first to do something.
I have a question about punctuation. In English, you would put a comma because there are 2 verbs - These architects are good, but they are not original. (These architects are good but not original. - no comma.) Is it the same in Italian? Questi architetti sono bravi, ma non sono originali.
Both forms (comma and no comma) are acceptable. Maybe the comma (introducing a small pause) puts a bit of emphasis, but just a tiny bit.
As someone who works with a lot of architects, i can tell you it is far more important for an architect to be good than it is for an architect to be original!
I don't think this is a very good or useful sentence. "Original" architect just doesn't seem to make sense. Maybe lacking context?
They mean original in the sense that the architects are not innovative or different. The sentence makes sense to me!
I have to agree with the sand shark-that's exactly what I thought-their work is good, but there's nothing new or original about it.