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"Цей чоловік був низький на зріст."

Translation:This man was short.

June 1, 2015

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

Why not say "short in height"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

Is that correct in English?..


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

Yes, I've heard this. It's not common, but it's said. More like "He is short in stature."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

OK, thanks, added both :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethan30211

As a native English speaker I would say it is completely redundant to say "short in height". As soon as you say "short" everyone knows you're talking about his height. It's not technically wrong.. it's just silly.


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

This is true, however I would like the translation to say short in height so I could more accurately learn what each UA word means. Having English a bit off in this course is okay to me, if it helps understand the UA language better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelisaInsa1

What's the difference between короткий і низький?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelisaInsa1

Could it be?.. короткий for ex movie, dress, pants. And низький for people or a table or bed or sea level...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

Короткий is about length, and низький about height.

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