Forum Rocket German German Vocab 20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.

20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.

sfpugh

From 20.2
Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.
Besides, I dislike living in such a mess.

Wouldn't a more accurate translation be
"Besides, I dislike living in this mess."

Is there a better way translate "in such a mess" into German?
 

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hi sfpugh, 

Thank you for your question. 

You could also translate the German sentence to "Besides, I dislike living in this mess."

Alternatively, you could say in German: Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in so einem Saustall leben. That would be a more literal translation of "such a". 

I hope that helps, 
Leah von Rocket Languages.

sfpugh

Thank you for the explanation.

RobertR34

literally, it is " I would not like". Dislike is used only because there is no such equivalency in German.

sfpugh

Well yes, one of my criticisms of the Rocket translations is that they seem to prioritise colloquial English over the teaching aspect of phrases. There is often a more literal version which brings out the teaching side while still being perfectly reasonable English. 
Sometimes they will put a literal translation in brackets, but mostly not.

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