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"Sýr nesnášíme."

Translation:We cannot stand cheese.

September 7, 2017

12 Comments


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

would Nesnásime syr focus the sentence differently?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

No, not really


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cestina1

I wrote "We cannot bear cheese" and it has been marked as wrong. To cannot bear something is a normal synonym for to cannot stand something. (As is cannot abide....) I have clicked my answer should be accepted....


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

There are times when "cannot bear" works, and times when it really doesn't. "I cannot bear to watch!" "I cannot bear to go there again!" "I cannot bear to hear her say that one... more... time!" They all work well. "I cannot bear cheese"... not so much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cestina1

Sorry but I really can't agree with you. Maybe it is generational (I am nearly 80 so have been speaking English for quite a long time) but I would not hesitate to use it in response to the question "Do you like cheese?" "No I can't bear it!". Absolutely normal use.

However I do agree with the reverse of that - you probably would not say "I can't stand to watch" or indeed "I can't stand to go there again.." For the last example you quote I think either would be okay.


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

Following discussion, the team has agreed to accept "cannot/can't bear" as an alternative translation here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cestina1

What a fascinating chart! I am not quite that old - maybe I just read a lot of literature written at the turn of the century :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nides14

Is "We can't stand cheese" also correct?


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

The contraction can be used; it should recognized automatically by the system.


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

Why "we do not stand cheese" is marked as wrong?


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

It is incorrect in English. The phrase is "cannot/can't stand." when speaking about something that we strongly dislike.

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