"Sekali, dua kali, tiga kali."

Translation:Once, twice, thrice.

September 9, 2018

25 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelpyPony

"Thrice" is not something you'll hear often without a humorous or archaic context in English. The reason I care about all these stilted English translations is its making Indonesian seem that way to me as I try to learn it. Sincerely seeking the contemporary, cosmopolitan, relevant Indonesian tones...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa-Lisa-Lisa

why was one time two times three times not excepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

why was one time two times three times not excepted

That should have been accepted, I just checked in the database.


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

It seems it still doesn't accept that answer


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

That should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertStew949868

Thrice? Seriously????? That's so 18th century!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CorSleutel2701

Confusing. One time two times three times should be accepted imo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/russ109214

It's sounds British, you mean the English sounds English? LMAO


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

"thrice" might be correct, but is dated and nobody uses it. Why is "three times" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertStew949868

thrice is still in usage in the UK, i have 30 something Brit friends that use is and aussies use, in american engish it's totally anachronistic.


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

"Thrice" is quite common here in the Philippines too. Frankly I find it to be better than three times, especially when following "twice". It's more consistent that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramjam720

Lionel Ritchie weighed in on this one many years ago. "Three time a lady"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geir740660

From wiktionary.org Usage notes

Unlike once and twice, thrice is somewhat dated in American and British usage, sometimes used for a comical or intentionally archaic effect; three times is the more standard and typical usage. On the other hand, once and twice are almost always preferred over one time and two times respectively. Thrice does however retain some currency in compounds like thrice-monthly, and it is still standard and stylistically neutral in Indian English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H4FIZ

"One in a million Hello ONCE We are TWICE"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter750678

Since when is "thrice" a word?


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

"Thrice" does exist in English, but is rarely used. Maybe it is an old/archaic word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertStew949868

Also commonlyused in the UK, sadly!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gill714966

Not so unusual in Australia either


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertStew949868

Some here think english comes from the US, and is the gold standard. and yes im from the us but good grief. thrice is not unusual at all


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lockers001

It is a word, but rarely used any more. It was used when I was young, sometimes in sport to count 'outs'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/judy967009

It's archaic but definitely a word


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    It sounds British imo


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramjam720

    Thrice is about as modern a word as thrupence. LOL


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter69217

    Rarely if ever is thrice used in everyday English. Three times is a correct answer


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

    Thrice really isn't used in present day English

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