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Amser and amser

I can't work out what the difference is. I have looked this up in a dictionary and it just says time.

January 15, 2017

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There are two main meanings to the word.

The main meaning is 'time' :- eg 'amser cinio' = dinner time; 'amser gwely' = bed time

The other meaning is 'tense' :- eg 'amser y gorffennol' = the past tense; 'amser y dyfodol' = the future tense

January 15, 2017

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I was working on the time unit and there were two pictures - one of a clock and one of a watch. One was labelled amser and the other Amser. I tried one and it said it was wrong so I thought the capital letter made a difference but not according to the dictionary. So I don't understand what the difference is with the pictures in that unit. Could it be an error?

January 15, 2017

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Hi, I looked at this and can only find one picture question. There is no difference in meaning between a lower case 'amser' and an upper case 'Amser'.

Sometimes Duolingo is a bit odd about the case of the answers so maybe that's what happened.

It may be that an incorrect question is hanging around in the database. This seems to be an intermittant problem with Duolingo.

January 15, 2017

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I just hit this. Two of the three answers were a clock (the sort you see on a public building) with "Amser" and a watch with "amser". Can't recall what the third one was. Not knowing, then, about this thread, I reported it as a problem.

March 24, 2017

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Thanks for posting this. We had two possible answers to this question for some reason, one in upper and one in lower case, which the system had decided were true alternatives. Hopefully that's fixed now and there should be only one version of 'Amser' for this question.

March 24, 2017
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