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# "El cuarto tiene cuatro dimensiones."

Translation:The room has four dimensions.

5 years ago

Cool, a tesseract room.

5 years ago

Length, Width, Height, Time.

4 years ago

It's obviously the Tardis!

4 years ago

It's probably full of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey... stuff.

4 years ago

"Timey what?! Timey wimey?"- The War Doctor, The Day of The Doctor

3 years ago

Allons-y! :D

3 years ago

Thanks Einstein.

3 years ago

Good evening. This is Rod Serling. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. And now a message from our sponsor. Oops, sorry Mr. Hitchcock for mixing my quotations. With this 4th dimension and all, we are two wild and crazy guys. Oops, there I go again. Na-nu. Na-nu.

3 years ago

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3 years and no lingots for this comment? Must change that.

6 months ago

Sorry to burst anyone's bubbles, but I think that by "dimension" Duo means this kind.

2 years ago

Those are measurements ("las medidas"). Spatial dimensions, as in your reply to yourself, are "length", "width" and "height" - which is why to have four dimensions one must include the temporal dimension.

2 years ago

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For what it's worth, I think you're right. Moreover, you can have as many dimensions as you like (RE: Hilbert Space. You'll learn this in any graduate level linear algebra class.)

4 months ago

The dimensions of how big and wide and tall a room is.

2 years ago

ohhh dayummmm he got you girl. You got got. You got got. He got a lingot and you got got. Your bubble got burst.

2 years ago

Sometimes previously I had wondered if Duolingo had entered the Twilight Zone. Here is proof apparently.

1 year ago

kdammers
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Who?

1 year ago

Have you ever heard of Google?

5 months ago

Length, Width, Height, Temperature?¿? Or time, spin about x axis, spin about y axis, spin about z axis?¿? Darn, that is nine dimensions....what are the other two?

9 months ago

UUUUUUHHHHH question, (this is probably a really dumb question) but , how do you have a dimension that is time?

2 years ago

Hah, uh.. length and height are measurements that shapes on a page have. When you watch cartoons, they have length and height. But when you add depth, or width, objects are then able to be measured in a third dimension. This is where you get 3D images that look like they are physically able to be touched. These physical measurements do not take in to account the passage of time, which is what all things are moving through. Right now I can measure you in time, as I could anything. So it's a measurable dimension. Especially since all other measurements could not be taken if time did not begin. It's, like, interwoven into the fabric of existence. So it has to be accounted for. And then there's a million other dimensions we haven't figured out yet. Like the jello dimension and the dolphin dimension.

2 years ago

THERE IS A MILLION MORE DIMENSIONS WE HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST NOW FOUND OUT THERE ARE MORE THAN 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, it just blows my mind.

2 years ago

That's great and all...if time actually existed

2 years ago

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an object is in a place at a point in time. As time progresses, the object will be in the same place but in a different time. It's easy to think about right and not right, forward and not forward, and up and not up. It's a lot harder to think about now and not now.

2 years ago

It's the difference between an image of an apple and a video of the same apple. The former has three measurable dimensions - height, width and breadth. The latter has those plus a fourth measurable dimension, the apple's passage through time.

1 year ago

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The sentence is just weird.

1 year ago

malkeynz
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Interstellar, anyone?

3 years ago

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as long as it's not Cube 2 - Hypercube we are all fine

3 years ago

traevoli
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Heh! Cube 2... It was a wreck -- clearly not as strong as Cube -- but I kinda still like it anyway. For some things we're willing to suspend our disbelief a little further than for others. Let's call this one a guilty pleasure.

1 year ago

Ok, it's been 20+ years since I read it, but I remember specifically that the fifth dimension was a tesseract. Fourth was/is time, as mentioned above.

4 years ago

circumbendibus
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A tesseract is simply a 4D generalization of the 3D cube. A 5D version is sometimes called a penteract, but that's just colloquial.

Time isn't usually one of the higher dimensions unless you specifically say so. It doesn't play nice mathematically with the other dimensions without using negative distance. Relativity is weird....

Edit: I just remembered I'm a mathematician! Here are some references since people are asking things and saying stuff, and pretty pictures make everything better:

Tesseract (4-cube): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesseract Which you can unfold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_(Corpus_Hypercubus) Peneract (5-cube): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-cube

Speclial relativity adds a fourth dimension and says distance is negative in the direction. Then you call it time. It's called Minkowski or Lorentzian spaces. I couldn't find pretty pictures of that. Here's a guy with great hair to explain that to you (almost) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN3XL76w0-k

3 years ago

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No. Relativity is real; we are the weird ones. :-)

2 years ago

Thank you good sir!

2 years ago

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ... The Twilight Zone.

3 years ago

Yup... I've been there. (on the Tower of Terror ride in Walt Disney World)

2 years ago

Yes, I remember their music. Age of Aquarius is a classic.

2 years ago

malkeynz
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When people say the "4th dimension", the are usually referring to a 4th dimension of space. Time is regarded as a dimension, but it's usually not given a number - though people do say that we exist in/can perceive 4 dimensions (3 of space and 1 of time) which can be summed up theoretically as Spacetime.

3 years ago

tanmanrico
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Interstellar style.

11 months ago

whatever. the 4th could be: light, temperature, etc.

5 months ago

I think it's a word play? El "cuarto" tiene "cuatro" dimensiones :)

3 years ago

malkeynz
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Reúnete al cuarto de cuatro dimensiones a las cuatro y cuarto. Está cuatro cuadras de aquí.

¿Cuándo?

3 years ago

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¿Qué queremos? Viajar en el tiempo! ¿Cuándo querríamos? No de importa!

3 years ago

That sentence is hard. It can be learned through tough thorough thought though.

8 months ago

o5111
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I wrote "the 4th has 4 dimensions" which is technically correct, but it was marked incorrect.

2 years ago

kirakrakra
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report it. "The 4th one has 4 dimensions" is my suggestion. it is the same as yours which has more sense than Duo's translation

2 years ago

No word play. They simply both come from the same Latin root, related to "four" .

5 months ago

ronaldosantana01
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Man I guess I've just found where the freak people get together

3 years ago

Hi there!

2 years ago

WHOOOOAAAAAA! (Bill and Ted voice)

4 years ago

Crazy how a room can be a pieza, cuarto, dormitorio, or a habitación depending on the country or status. In Chile people use pieza, dormitorio, or habitacion, the latter being a higher status, like in a fancy hotel.

2 years ago

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If you imclude dormitorio, whybnot sala, comedor, baño and cocina as well? After all, they're just types of rooms, as is a dormitorio/habitación.

2 years ago

Because "room" is used in English in two different ways.

1. It can refer generally to a space within a house or building. E.g "This room is the kitchen". Typically translated as "cuarto".

2. It can refer specifically to a bedroom. E.g "Go to your room", "How many rooms does it have?" Typically translated as "dormitorio" or "habitacion".

While a kitchen is a type of room, there is never an obvious case in which "room" by itself would be understood as "kitchen". If I was staying in a guesthouse and they said "Let me show you the room", I'd be a bit confused if they then showed me a kitchen, dining room, lounge room, or bathroom.

2 years ago

efisgpr
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Yup, just didn't feel like typing that out myself earlier. Good job.

2 years ago

efisgpr
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It's interesting that you say "lounge room". Where are you from?

2 years ago

I'm from NZ. I don't always use "lounge room", just sometimes when I want to be explicit. Sometimes I just say "lounge", but a "lounge" can also be something you sit on, or a special space within an airport. I find the term "living room" disturbing - It makes me think the sofa might try and swallow me. :D

2 years ago

efisgpr
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To me, a lounge is a place in Vegas, lol. I'm American. Do you say "yeess" in place of "yes"? That is my favorite feature of NZ English.

2 years ago

efisgpr
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However, also noteworthy is the fact that, "He's in the next room." could refer to a kitchen, dining room, etc. Moreover, "How many rooms does it have?" would include rooms of all type. Finally, if you said "This is my favorite room in the house.", you could be saying so in a kitchen, dining room, den, office, or any other type of room.

2 years ago

Yes, again because all of those are types of room, not because they are equivalent. It would be like saying you should be able to use the word "lion" anywhere you use "animal", because a lion is an animal.

2 years ago

efisgpr
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I get it, as I did before even commenting. Thing is, there is still a case for the devil's advocate here. Let's just hope someone gets a more lasting impression of how a few words are used by reading our dialog.

2 years ago

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@jonbriden. You left out the other meanings of 'room', like when you need space e.g. "Is there room for me in your suitcase?" or "I need more room to swing this cat." or as an idiom e.g. "There is room for doubt that the ocean is bottomless." or "There is room for improvement in your brain surgery skills."

7 months ago

I was referring to different words for "bedroom" in Spanish, not different types of rooms in general.

2 years ago

efisgpr
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The latter being of* a higher status .....or.......the latter being higher status

2 years ago

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE LINGO..

3 years ago

More bizarre examples. Is the fourth dimension here time?

1 year ago

There's been some discussion here about that, and some arguments, if I recall. The conclusion so far is that we're not really sure, but your guess is the one I agree with, I suppose.

1 year ago

Why is cuarto room and 4????????????

1 year ago

Your sentence appears to be unfinished: Why is room "cuarto" and the number 4 "cuatro"? As for the answer, I don't know. It's as weird as asking "Why is horse 'caballo' and onion 'cebolla'?" They are because they are.

1 year ago

Thanks

1 year ago

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"The room has four aspects", was one of Duolingo's suggested correct answers. I have slept in a square bedroom at the top of a tower. It was reached by a spiral staircase that came up in the middle of the floor and there were windows in every wall. It had three dimensions but four aspects.

1 year ago

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welcome to the "quantum cube"

8 months ago

i need to see this - necesito ver esto

4 years ago

machucaw
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I love this place... :^)

2 years ago

wait wait wait, how many dimensions do I have?

2 years ago

rogercchristie
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That depends on your definition of the word "dimension".

1 year ago

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Room Of The Future.. a tesseract

2 years ago

Wow, I could barely tell the difference between "cuarto" and "cuatro"

2 years ago

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Can I go to the tesseract room

2 years ago

kirakrakra
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Why not, it does not seem difficult, because

Un cuarto que tiene

• cero dimensiónes es un punto/ point

• una dimensión es un segmento de la línea

si es regular y tiene

• tres dimensiónes es un cubo/cube

• cuatro dimensiónes es un polícoro regular/tesseract

y todos dimensiónes son espaciales

maps and pictures in https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimensi%C3%B3n

2 years ago

"You're not thinking fourth-dimensionally!"

"Yeah, I have a real problem with that."

(First thing I thought of.)

2 years ago

kirakrakra
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I have heard that most people live in two dimensions or two and a half dimensions at most.

2 years ago

height, width, depth, and floor ?

1 year ago

kirakrakra
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only 3 dimensions, since the floor is nothing new, only height and width or width and depth according to your perspective

1 year ago

Wonder why in Spain there is a first floor, but it is the usa 2nd floor ? Floors would be counted ground, 1, 2, 3, 4, ... or 1, 2, 3, 4...

1 year ago

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When the numbering system was established in Spain and the UK, perhaps we had more buildings with floors below ground-level. It might then seem more logical to identify the floors above and below G (effectively Floor 0).
And, indeed, if we got in a lift (elevator) in a nine-storey building with several basement levels, we might see a sequence like -4, -3, -2, -1, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.

1 year ago

Alice in Wonderland approves.

1 year ago

This is my all time favourite discussion. Love the way Duolingo just leaves the surreal sentence there.

1 year ago

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Yes, I heard Marilyn McCoo left the group.

"This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.... A-quar-i-us...."

1 year ago

time is flat circle

1 year ago

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What's up, Doc?

1 year ago

I love these discussions!

1 year ago

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Es más grande en el interior

1 year ago

Seriously, what does this mean??

6 months ago

Why is the quarter has four dimensions marked wrong? I thought cuarto could be room or quarter.

5 months ago

This is the deepest comment in Duolingo I've ever seen!

2 months ago

Un poco intrigante ...

1 month ago

it is a rather strange this ,non-Cartesian ,room, having , no less, 4 dimensions ! Could DL, please, to name the 4th one ?

2 weeks ago

The room is apparently triangular. It has three sides and height. To properly describe its shape you'd need to express all four dimensions.

2 years ago

Height is one dimension, and the other two dimensions of 3-dimensional space are length and width. Two of the sides of the room that face each other give it length, and the two others that face each other give it width. It's the same three dimensions a cube has, because a room is basically a hollow cube.

2 years ago

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Six actually. Up, down, right, left, forward, back. ;-)

1 year ago

kirakrakra
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A line has one dimension: If you take a fix point on the line all the other points on it are specified by their distance left or right from this fix point. Up-down is one line, left-right another line and forward-back a third one. THREE DIMENSIONS

1 year ago

THE PHUCK IS THIS SHEET?????

4 years ago