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"Cette proposition n'est pas très inquiétante."

Translation:This suggestion is not very worrisome.

April 23, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vittorio41512

Disquieting should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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"Worrisome", "disquieting", "troubling" have been added. In the negative sense, one would be unlikely to say "not very alarming". The sentence is a mild expression whereas "alarming" is quite exaggerated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vittorio41512

Also, in my opinion "worrying" isn't really used in this context. "Worrisome" would be more common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJ.Dennis

I came here to say the exact opposite! Google ngrams suggests "worrying" is about 30 times as common.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=not+worrying%2Cnot+worrisome&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cnot worrying%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cnot worrisome%3B%2Cc0


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vittorio41512

In this case it's a useless metric, since "not worrying" can be used in many more contexts.

Example: not worrying about the future is better for your health.

Not worrisome simply wouldn't work in that phrase.


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

From what I see, that problem would be solved through asking for "is not worrisome" vs. "is not worrying". In such a case, the numbers indicate that worrying is still more frequent.

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