"My friend from Italy is Catholic."
Translation:Η φίλη μου από την Ιταλία είναι καθολική χριστιανή.
How was I meant to know from the English sentence that the friend in question was 'η φιλη' and not 'ο φιλος' ?
Please tell use where you where given this sentence: the tree, strengthen skills, multiple choice... That will help us find the error. Thank you.
That's what I expected. I'll report it we have some other issues on Strengthen skills. Thank you for letting us know. I should have mentioned in my previous post thst the incubator has both masculine and feminine.
I had the same problem, but I also put "Catholic" into a feminine form, so I think in my case the issue was me and not Duo.
As far as I can see, Ο φίλος is included in the translations.
(Be sure that you also change the endings of καθολική and χριστιανή, in the case of φίλος.)
What was your exact answer?
Καθολικὴ is the name of someone who follows the Catholic faith. "Papist" is a disparaging word that should never be used.
You should look up "καθολική" and Catholic in the Gr-En, En-Gr dictionaries. dictionaries....http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_dictionary.htm#
You'll find it referred to as "derogatory" and "offensive".
Depending on what kind of exercise you had you could also have used...Ο φίλος μου από την Ιταλία είναι καθολικός. or Η φίλη μου από την Ιταλία είναι Καθολική.
Some exercises, however, will only accept the primary translation.
Ο φίλος μου από την Ιταλία είναι ένας καθολικός / is not accepted?
είναι ουσιαστικό στην αγγλική πρόταση - γιατί πρέπει να την μεταφράσω με επίθετο + ουσιαστικό;
From what I see in the incubator the problem is not the adjective and noun because we have "Ο φίλος μου από την Ιταλία είναι καθολικός." I'd say the issue is "ένας".
Please read this discussion: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29523173. The case here is that καθολικός is a predicate, but it's also that he can only be one person. :) Other relevant discussions: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17985592, https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/20684211 (troll's comment).