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How old that dog is.

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#10486

unlinked by blay_paul, 2010-06-18 07:38

#1292625

linked by Espi, 2011-12-11 01:47

#1292626

linked by Shishir, 2011-12-11 01:48

#1292672

linked by alexmarcelo, 2011-12-11 02:40

How old that dog is!

edited by Nero, 2011-12-11 04:37

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linked by deyta, 2015-04-11 20:52

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linked by AlanF_US, 2016-02-27 16:46

Sentence #68420

eng
How old that dog is!

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deu
Wie alt dieser Hund ist!
heb
כמה שהכלב הזה זקן!
jpn
あの犬はなんて年をとっているのだろう。
por
Como aquele cachorro é velho!
spa
¡Qué viejo es ese perro!
tur
O köpek kaç yaşında!
eng
That dog is really old!
epo
Kiom maljuna estas tiu hundo!
epo
Kiom maljuna tiu hundo estas!
pol
Ależ to stary pies!
rus
Какая же эта собака старая!

Comments

alexmarcelo 2011-12-11 01:38 link permalink

http://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show/10486
It's a question...

Espi 2011-12-11 01:46 link permalink

Really? I don't think so.

Eldad 2011-12-11 01:59 link permalink

It *is* a question.

It wouldn't be a question if there had been a first part to the sentence. For instance:
He doesn't know how old that dog is.

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:02 link permalink

But, if it were a question, it should have been phrased differently:
How old is that dog?

So, as it stands now, something is wrong with this particular variant.

Shishir 2011-12-11 02:02 link permalink

Eldad, and couldn't this be an exclamation?

Shishir 2011-12-11 02:03 link permalink

How old this dog is! (I say this because the Polish sentence indirectly linked to this sentence has an exclamation mark)

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:04 link permalink

Yes, indeed!
So, the period would have to be replaced with an exclamation mark.

Espi 2011-12-11 02:04 link permalink

But astonished I can state: "How old that dog is."

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:05 link permalink

(yes! I didn't see your comment about the exclamation mark - replied before I saw your other comment).

Espi 2011-12-11 02:07 link permalink

Yes, perhaps it'll be better with "!"

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:07 link permalink

Espi, you couldn't say that with a period at the end of the sentence. You say that yourself - you're astonished :) So, being astonished, would only a period suffice to express your feeling? :)

Espi 2011-12-11 02:13 link permalink

I've already changed my sentence. Thanks for the explanation ;)

alexmarcelo 2011-12-11 02:25 link permalink

Can you see the French translation? I know they are linked...

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:29 link permalink

The French variant cannot be seen here. Are they really linked?

alexmarcelo 2011-12-11 02:31 link permalink

Yes! Look at the logs...

Eldad 2011-12-11 02:32 link permalink

Yes, you're right. But it was unlinked (I guess it was unlinked because it underwent a change, from a question to an exclamation... :-))

alexmarcelo 2011-12-11 02:39 link permalink

Ahh, you're right! Thank you! :)