"A house is as big as an elephant."

Translation:Mae tŷ cymaint ag eliffant.

June 20, 2016

9 Comments


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

I thought you couldn't say 'mor fawr', apparently, that comes up as a correct answer but I don't know if it's just me thinking it's wrong...

June 20, 2016

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

cymaint is much better, but some people do use mor fawr.

June 20, 2016

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

Yeah, maybe they should only include the former on the course then.

June 20, 2016

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

Sympathies, niko_k. Bumping into these sort of things makes me grumpy too. (All together now...) We're still only in Beta.

June 26, 2016

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

Yes, but have you not been on Facebook? The course is very nearly approaching graduation and this is quite an integral thing I'm whinging on about here.

June 26, 2016

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

No I haven't been on Facebook. I'm not holding my breath for all the aggravations to vanish either. I do actually think that, for a free course, Duolingo does very well.

June 26, 2016

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

mor fawr is not actually wrong, and it isn't really slang, so it is accepted. There will be situations when people do choose to use it, but in general cymaint is usually better. As yet, Duolingo does not provide a facility for distinguishing between 'correct' and 'hmm, ok in some circumstances...' - although people have asked for it apparently.

June 26, 2016

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

This time the option of "mor" was missing. Is "mor cymaint ag" incorrect? And "Mae tý cymaint ag" correct? Or are both right and it can be left out?

July 13, 2016

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

No mor with cymaint, cynddrwg, cystal, cyn lleied or any other equatives starting with cy-.

In this particular usage mor = cyn, cy-, so you would not use both together. (You can't just swap one for the other, though. )

July 13, 2016
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