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"They have a terrible marriage."

Translation:De har et forferdelig ekteskap.

2 years ago

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What makes "dårlig" wrong in this context?

2 years ago

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'dårlig' is accepted, but it would be better to use 'forferdelig' as this better translates 'terrible'. 'dårlig' is closer to 'bad/poor' or 'badly/poorly'.

2 years ago

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Huh. I put "dårlig" and it was marked wrong. Perhaps it was the wrong inflection? Anyway, thanks for the explanation.

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"De har et dårlig ekteskap" would be the correct way.

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Must have been a hiccup in the system, then.

2 years ago

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Again this hiccup for me, I chose both (as mentioned above they would be correct) and was told it was wrong. Please do fix this

2 years ago