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"That is a busy calendar."

Translation:Dat is een volle kalender.

December 3, 2014

11 Comments


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

Why not dat is een bezig kalender?


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

because bezig is to be busy/OCCUPIED with (doing something).

A calendar cannot be occupied with something. It is not alive. But it can be full of things/events. I really don't understand why they choose to word the English sentence this way though. I think hardly anyone says a calendar is busy. Not impossible, but IMO not the most common either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yusif891897

agree. this version seems to be a mix of "busy schedule" and "packed calendar" and ends up being a very uncommon phrase in english


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

Can't you say "Dat is een druk kalender?"


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

"drukke kalendar" is correct


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

I thought so too, but it was marked wrong :/


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

A busy calendar is not the same as a full calendar


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

Surely that is a matter of linguistic differences.

Also a busy calendar is a full calendar, but a full calendar is not necessarily a busy one. So they are quite similar


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

Je bent te volle deze daggen, rearranging your place... (Disclaimer:I don't know if that is an accurate translation. It's supposed to say, "You're so busy these days")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian672942

I wrote "Dat is een vol kalender", which is wrong. However Duo prompts that the error is on "kalender", which should be "roster". But the real error is really on "vol" since kalender is a "de" word. Free bug report, Duo.


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

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