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

sfpugh January 23, 2019, 10:12 am
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?
 
20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.
Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor January 29, 2019, 12:04 am
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.
20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.
sfpugh January 29, 2019, 8:49 am
Thank you for the explanation.
20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.
RobertR34 February 6, 2019, 10:58 pm
literally, it is " I would not like". Dislike is used only because there is no such equivalency in German.
20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.
sfpugh February 7, 2019, 9:11 am
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.
20.2 Und auch sonst möchte ich nicht in diesem Saustall leben.

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