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"Te deseo éxito en tu programa."

Translation:I wish you success in your program.

April 14, 2014

19 Comments


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

"I wish you success WITH your program" sounds acceptable English to me, but was not accepted by DL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomk123

I agree, but I played safe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LLB1964

In my understanding "I wish you success in your program" is equivalent in English to "I want you to succeed in your program." What do others think?


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

Pretty close in English, but no 'querer' (want) or 'tener exito' (to succeed) in the original Spanish. As others have said, our job is to translate the Spanish, not paraphrase the English. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LLB1964

They didn't tell me that was my job when they recruited me. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judykeswick774

But desear can also me "to want".


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

This is one of those times when Duolingo doesn't want such a literal translation. It is never clear. I'd like more examples of the more idiomatic use of the trickier things.


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

What is wrong with " I wish you a success in your program"?


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

Standard English would never use "a success" in this context. In this phrase it's an uncountable noun.


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

Many thanks. Since I learn Spanish via English (I am from Poland) sometimes I face such surprises :-)


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

Remove "a" and it would be correct in English. -> "I wish you success in your program."

I wish you success in your language studies.


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

In English you can say "Break a leg!" to similar effect; is there an idiomatic way to express this notion in Spanish as well


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

There is "rómpete una pierna", but in Spanish you would only use it in theatre.


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

programme should be accepted


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

why was my answer right? "te deser exito en tu programa"


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

I answered: I want success for you in your program. This is a valid translation and DL should have marked it correct, but did not. DL needs to correct its error.


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

This is certainly DL being idiosyncratic.

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