"Mae hi'n dawel yn y gwesty."

Translation:It is quiet in the hotel.

October 2, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLeonard5

it has quiet at the hotel is awkward, but is one of the solutions accepted.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

The only two answers in the database are 'It's quiet...' and 'It is quiet...'

If you are using the app, check that you are using the latest version.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLeonard5

when i gave the incorrect tense "it was quiet in the hotel," the app responded with "it has quiet in the hotel." try entering my incorrect response and see if you get the same correction from the app.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Not something that I can test currently. There is certainly nothing in the database to cause Duo to make that response, so it may be a general system glitch.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephT.Madawela

why could it not be silent?

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

It could be, but distaw is more usual for 'silent' than tawel.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/msomaji

Why is: 'she is quiet in the hotel' not accepted. I get why it would be more common to hear the phrase 'it is quiet in the hotel', but there could be a female visitor in the hotel who is quiet, right? Or would you then make a different sentence?

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Hmm. I would probably put it a different way, just as you probably would in English - 'That guest is very quiet, isn't she?' or similar. It is just an odd thing to come out with with no context, whereas 'it's quiet in the hotel' is more likely.

It is one of the problems with teaching sentences like this - without the context we tend to go for the more likely or more common translation. If we put in every possible translation and interpretation of what could be going on, the whole thing would become unmanageable very quickly.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/msomaji

ah, very true. Thanks!

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jenna683537

What would 'The hotel is quiet' be?

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Adams861

I think it would be as follows: Mae'r gwesty yn dawel

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Close enough...

  • Mae'r gwesty'n dawel
December 15, 2016
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