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"Si oui, tant mieux !"

January 7, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dimensional_dan

Is this answer really wrong: If yes, so much better?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shriramk

I don't think it's quite right to literally translate Si oui. I think it's to be thought of more as a term of speech, and the corresponding English term is "If so".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joelmarshall

I guess we have phrases in English as well... "and so much the better" is more of a phrase. ..."so much better" doesn't really sound write in this sentence, even though it means the same thing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/facw

i guess there are still things being improved with this program." If yes, so much the better" should be accepted. It's a direct translation. There's only so much one can expect from learning this way. I still think it's fantastic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom921

"much better" is OK, "so much the better" is OK, but "so much better" is completely wrong! Pourquoi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jsuisrequin

wierd english is there a better translation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrjasonbbc

"Si oui" appears to be a colloquialism used in certain contexts. I propose Duolingo update the definition when one mouse-hovers over the pair.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solehah

I think it's grammatically incorrect. Never heard of "so much the better" before


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solehah

TIL this. Thank you shriramk ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ndlombardo

This translation is bad. It's almost a guaranteed incorrect answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex_VL

"if so, so much ┬┐THE? better" It'd be perfect English but sure sounds like hell and I've never heard it like that before in my life...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shriramk

It's perfectly fine English and I've heard it many times. See the link I offered, above.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pachamami

I'm with shriramk, this is a common expression in English, in my opinion ... could it be a regional difference?

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