Possible translation error for Zwetschge

sfpugh July 12, 2017, 11:32 am
There is a possible translation error in module  17.3:

Menschen necken, Tiere quälen, Äpfel, Birnen, Zwetschgen stehlen
Teasing creatures - climbing fences, stealing apples, pears, and quinces,

Zwetschge is translated as quince but according to Leo it is plum or damson and quince is die Quitte.
Possible translation error for Zwetschge
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor July 17, 2017, 8:31 pm
Hi sfpugh,

It looks like the poem has been translated in a way that maintains the original rhythm and rhymes, so quinces was used to rhyme with fences, even if it's not the most literal translation.

I hope this helps!

Lucia
Possible translation error for Zwetschge
sfpugh July 18, 2017, 6:48 am
Thanks for the explanation, but in a teaching program surely something should be added in brackets to indicate that the word actually means plums?
Possible translation error for Zwetschge
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor July 20, 2017, 4:18 pm
Hi sfpugh,

I've just added the literal translation in brackets for better comprehension. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with!

Lucia
Possible translation error for Zwetschge
sfpugh July 21, 2017, 7:13 am
Thanks for doing that Lucia
Possible translation error for Zwetschge

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