Translation:A thief

April 3, 2016



I gave 'Thief' and was given 'Thief' as an alternative suggestion. I'm going to be in bother for giggling in class.

May 11, 2016


I translated this as 'robber' - are the words 'thief' and 'robber' not interchangeable in Welsh?

April 3, 2016


No, that should be an acceptable translation.

April 3, 2016


I wrote 'Burglar'. Not interchangeable?

November 16, 2016


Belatedly. A burglar is someone who breaks into a building with the intent of committing a crime. Any crime. A thief is specifically someone who steals, whether from your person or your house or wherever. A robber is a thief who applies force in the commission of the theft. So someone who steals something you have left on a table is a thief but not a robber. Someone who breaks into your house to steal things is both a thief and a burglar.

May 18, 2017
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