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"Du får inte vara sur hela festen."

Translation:You may not be grumpy the entire party.

May 6, 2016

11 Comments


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

Does this mean "I forbid you - you're not allowed" or is it a compaint as in "come on!! you've been grumpy this whole time!! You cannot go on being grumpy the whole evening!"? Or could it be both?


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

Either, I suppose, but the latter is way more likely. How would you forbid someone from feeling something? :)


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

Well you can forbid them to come if they act a certain way: "you're not allowed to (come if you) feel (and act) grumpy"...

Anyway my doubt was if the second could apply too, so thanks for your answer :)


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

I think in that case I'd be explicit and say that, just like in English. :)


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

I was imagining a strict, rich 'gammaldags' mother telling their naughty child that they had to be on their best behaviour and not be grumpy for the entire party


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nezer5

Why they are not allowed to be grumpy the entire party wasn't accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel
  • du = you
  • de = they

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

Why can't I use angry?


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

"angry" is stronger than just "grumpy".


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

Why isn't "you are not allowed to be grumpy the entire party" not accepted?


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

That actually is accepted. If you were marked wrong for exactly that, you suffered a bug.

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