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"Dw i eisiau gwisg nofio newydd."

Translation:I want a new swimsuit.

February 29, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saucysalmon55

This is a rather ridiculous English translation! I've never used the term "swimming costume" in my entire life nor have I heard anybody else say it. Surely "swimsuit" would be a better way to go?


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

Swimming costume is fairly common in the UK. It should accept swimsuit too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saucysalmon55

Is it? I'm Irish and our cultures are quite intertwined between various media and I've never heard that before. I'll defer to you on it though! In any event, I reckon "swimsuit" should still be accepted as a more universally used translation, even if I wouldn't necessarily say it myself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bex42

Yep, we really do say "swimming costume", or even "cozzie" for short. Not really sure how to spell that, it's very much a spoken-English thing. I think it's a bit old-fashioned now, though, and most English people would say "swimsuit". Interestingly that's what I typed, and Duo thought it should be "swim suit" with a space, but you guys seem to agree on the one-word spelling.


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

I'm an American swimmer and "swimsuit" is standard and often swimmers will also just say suit. It is nice to know "swim costume" is actually used. I wouldn't have believed it either, as costume is used for Halloween or Comic-Con


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/River136295

I still use swimming costume and it accepted that


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

Oh it definitely should be, I'm sure I saw an American asking a similar question a few weeks back about the same word.


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

It does accept it.


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

What's wrong with 'Rydw i eisiau gwisg nofio newydd'?


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

It now DOES not accept swimming costume, which is the only term I have ever used in the UK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinBann1

I think it should accept swimming costume as that is a valid term that is still in use in the UK


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nige101265

South Walean here ... we've always called them "bathers".

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