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"Ĉu la persono estas malbona?"

Translation:Is the person bad?

June 4, 2015

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piano.z

What's this doing in "plurals?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/youloveme123

Right lmao I put personoj.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mark6662

I do not hear the "mal", I hear "ba"


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

That's exactly what I heard! Even after I got it wrong, I listened to it several more times. And I swear the audio is saying, "Cxu la persono estas banbona?" You can't expect people to get it right if the audio is wrong in the first place.


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

I also heard banbona and figured it's a new word lol. At least, what, 4 of us heard that? Probably lots more. I'm happy to meet them know.


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

Like you, I listened over and over, I thought it sounded like either bal or belbona. Either way, I felt there was the 'b' sound rather than 'm'.


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

yes, that bilabial clearly has a stop.


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

Can anyone enlighten me as to why can't I translate this to "The person is bad?"?


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

Well, I think Duo expects a better approximation.


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

That's not a real question form of the sentence. It's declarative with a ? That may be why they don't accept it, although it could technically be ok.


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

"is this person bad" sounds better to me!


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

"This" is written "ĉi tiu" or "tiu ĉi". You really can't play around with Esperanto correlatives - they're very specific.


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

And "Is the person bad?" correct or not?


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

Vi personoj ne konas multe aferoj


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Javi-Er

Mi skribis 'Is the person unwell' kaj ĝi estas malkorekta


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

Could this also be written as "Ĉu la persono malbona?", if not, why??

Thanks


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

"Whether the person is bad" is a phrase, not a complete sentence.


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

At least 4 of us, who were willing to admit it of course, heard "banbona", even after listening numerous times (in my case, waiting for a different "hearing" each time lololol). I thought that maybe it was a new word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sumxs1

I put, Is the person bad? Not sure why it's wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sumxs1

Why can it not be, Do you have a bad person?

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