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"הגבינה הזאת נהדרת!"

Translation:This cheese is great!

August 25, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff.Wilcox

It's unclear to me whether there is a one to one match for words like "great". For example, here I attempted to use "excellent" for נהדרת but that was incorrect. Is this just a lack of alternatives in the lesson or this actually incorrect?


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

excellent is Metzuyan.


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

What about "wonderful" for נהדרת ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim5602

That's נפלא


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dov360473

Per Morfix, the root is הדר, meaning "exalted". A bit hyperbolic for a cheese, but "great" is too simple a superlative. I think "splendid" might be more in line with נהדר. What do you think?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janis559500

Dov, I'm wondering where you live. I'm in Pennsylvania, USA, and I don't think I've heard "splendid" in many years. Reminds me of movies from the 30s or 40s.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dov360473

I live in New York City. I write, teach college and am a management consultant, which I think may be more to the point. How would you translate נהדר? I think "great" is a boring superlative. And "awesome" is overused, and, frankly, tired.


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

That or maybe excellent would be a better word than great.


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

Is "This cheese is splendid!" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theresa754142

Ha-g’vina hazot nehederet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larry824711

I tried to use "magnificent" and was told it was wrong, but I believe it is both a correct translation of "נהדר" and appropriate for this sentence. I reported it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rosegaspard1

I said "Amazing" and it was incorrect..How? great, spendid, amazing. same thing!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dovbear57

"Marvellous" also rejected (and not just for the British spelling). Clearly this exercise has been programmed to accept only "great" and nothing else, but surely some synonyms are possible...

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