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"When is John the Baptist celebrated?"

Translation:Când se sărbătorește Sfântul Ion?

August 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gisela113741

But Sfântul Ion could also be the other Saint John, disciple of Jesus and author of the fourth gospel. Or is there a difference in Romanian?


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

John the Baptist is Ioan Botezatorul. As you say the writer of the fourth gospel is Sfântul Ion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvaMaria42283

Nu există Sfântul Ion, corect este Sfântul Ioan.


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

"Când este Sfântul ion sărbătorit?" ar trebui să fie de asemenea acceptat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajstan91

Sfantul Ion is the holy John not john the baptist when translated


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

In fact the translation is "Saint John" (many languages have the same word for "saint" and "holy", but in English we make a distinction). But I get your point, and one or two of us have pointed this out on another page.

As a title, "Holy" is rather limited, "the Holy Mary", "the Holy Trinity", "the Holy Father". and perhaps a couple more. Everyone else is "Saint This" or "Saint That". Even Joseph.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex261728

Ar lucra și Ion Sfântul

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