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"Barnet gråter igen."

Translation:The child is crying again.

November 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sparrowhawk28

Interesting to consider 'greet' is a slang term in some dialects of English for crying - or at least generally whingeing. From thesaurus.com: -

O.E. grætan (Anglian gretan) "weep, bewail," and greet still means "cry, weep" in Scot. & northern England dialect. Grætan is probably also the source of the second element in regret.


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

As far as I can see, the -gret in "regret" is indeed the very same word, but having taken a detour through Frankish and then French, entering English after the Norman conquest as regretter. Interesting!

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