"Dw i'n hoffi symiau."

Translation:I like sums.

February 2, 2016

4 Comments


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

Why is "I like mathematics" an incorrect translation of "Dw i'n hoffi symiau" while "I like maths" is considered correct"?

February 22, 2016

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

On the one hand, if it accepts "maths", you could argue that it ought to accept "mathematics". On the other hand, mathematics is not the same as "sums". Sums are more properly called "arithmetic" because they only involve the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Basically what you would do in the early years at primary school.

February 25, 2016

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

Technically, sums is just adding.

May 17, 2016

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

Thank you for responding! Diolch yn fawr! ☺

February 25, 2016
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