I've flagged this phrase a few times. The English translation isn't quite right. You wouldn't normally say "my profession is (a) judge", this sounds like a metaphor. Instead, you might say "my profession is as a judge", or (less likely) "my profession is judging". The participle is problematic in this case because "judging" could mean judging pie-contests etc. rather than the specific role of a magistrate.
Take a more common example, if you said "my profession is a teacher", it implies your profession is teaching you (metaphor), so you'd rather say "my profession is teaching". Discuss.
Yes exactly, you've explained it better than when I tried to. A profession is something you are in, or have, not what you actually are, maybe?
Oops, I didn't see there are other similar comments from the Android app so apologies if there's repetition!
Something you have or are in sounds about right. I think the same rules apply to "job" as well. As with the Duolingo way, you see different official translations offered depending when/where you look ─ I can see "I am a judge by profession" above which sounds fine to my ear, though rather formal.
I find it confusing that the English sentence is "I am a judge by profession" when the sentence seems to translate to "My profession is judge"? Is it just because it is gramatically awkward to say it like that in English?
Absolutely right! Nobody would say "I am judge by". Not to mention the fact that they've contorted it; it seems it should be "My profession is"... Seems problematic at best.
I'd disagree; it'd be perfectly reasonable to say, for example "I'm a secretary by profession, but my real passion is taxidermy", or "I'm a lawyer by profession, but I freelance as a drag artist". In English I've only ever heard that phrase used in comparison to a subordinate clause referencing an act or activity that is more preferred than the main clause.
I got marked wrong for 'my occupation is judge', not '...a judge'. As native speaker, i would never put 'a' in here :-(
Well, why exactly is "I am a judge." wrong? I got "I am a judge by proffession." as the correct answer. Is there a need to add "by proffession" in english? (I am not a native english speaker.) Thanks a lot.
I think it's just handy to have both words in both languages: yrke, domare, profession, judge.
"By profession i am a judge" is not accepted, is the meaning different? The swedish sentence has profession ahead of judge
I tried 'My profession is of a judge' and got wrong, but isn't adding 'of' more grammatically correct here?
I think one rather formal, but correct and used, way to say this would be "My profession is THAT of a judge", perhaps followed by something like "...but on the weekends I volunteer at the local food bank."
I don't know how one would learn to throw 'that' in there but (native speaker, writer) I sense it may be one place where the current sentences that all seem awkward came from.
That doesn't sound right to my ear. I put 'my profession is as a judge'. 'My profession is a judge' sounds completely off to me, they are a judge in the legal profession, or by profession. I suppose we wouldn't really say 'my profession is a doctor' either, same principle applying.
As a native English speaker all of the translations of this sentence are just problematic. I don't really know how to correct it, but I just wouldn't say it that way. I would say "I am a judge." This might just have to be a write off for any kind of literal translation.
Why is "I am a judge by profession" the only possible answer in the app? It sounds really strange to me.
"My profession is judge" is not in the options. Please could you check. Thanks.
Isn't it quite a strange translation to English? Couldn't it be "My proffesion is Judge"? (There is no way to write this with the given words, they say "I am a judge by profession"
I rather foolishly entered into this as an English speaker trying to learn Swedish, and it did not occur to me that Duolingo was backhandedly using this module to teach English to non-English speakers until other exchanges elsewhere convinced me this was the case. On my original understanding, "my profession is judge" serves its purpose well. Although it is indeed an awkward sentence in English, it helps me understand how Swedes say something like this. Translating it as "I am a judge by profession" makes it harder for me to remember how the Swedish language works.
The sentence is "Mitt yrke är domare." Literally : " My profession is (being a) judge". Right? So why can't we word per word?
More likely we would use profession as... ''My profession is law.'' That profession encompasses judges, lawyers, law enforcement officers(policemen) etc. Or another example, ''My profession is medicine.'' i.e. doctors, nurses, aides, lab assitant. etc. What interests me more, is that the word ''yrke'' is so much different from ''professionell''
It seems that 'occupation' is a reasonable alternative to 'profession' unless it is clear that the judge is in a court room. Just a thought...
Why is 'My profession is a judge.' incorrect? I think it is more correct than the correct answer given!
Why is 'My profession is a judge.' an incorrect answer? I like it better than the correct answer!