please don't feed the alligators

13:39 Aug 30, 2000
English to Hungarian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: please don't feed the alligators
to be posted on a warning sign

Summary of answers provided
na +1Az alligátorok etetése tilos!
ivw (X)
na +1Kérjük, ne etesse az aligátorokat!



69 days peer agreement (net): +1
Kérjük, ne etesse az aligátorokat!

Over here in Hungary there is a general way of saying this:
'Kérjük, ne etesse az állatokat!' (Please don't feed the animals)

Local time: 15:00
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian

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agree  petra_m
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290 days peer agreement (net): +1
Az alligátorok etetése tilos!

The first answer is no doubt correct.
However, if this sign was to be posted in Hungary, I would recommend:
"Az alligátorok etetése tilos!"
[feeding of alligators is prohibited]
The Hungarian version differs not only in the language itself but also in its style. It is a national tendency to have quite harsh warning signs rather than polite requests, orders instead of suggestions posted in Hungary.
I'm not saying the English is always polite, but the Hungarian tends to sound a lot more serious, even in less dangerous cases such as "Please keep off the grass" -- "Fűre lépni tilos!"

ivw (X)
PRO pts in pair: 8

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