"Fryktelige ting oppleves i krig."

Translation:Terrible things are experienced in war.

October 31, 2018

5 Comments


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

Is "fearsome" just too far, too distinct, from "dreadful" to be accepted? I tend to take "fearsome", "frightful", and "dreadful" as equivalent, though "dreadful" is most commonly used in my experience of English.

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regney
Mod
  • 2018

Vikings were fearsome warriors. I wouldn't have wanted to be the one telling vikings that they were "dreadful" warriors. ;0)

Fearsome (describes the appearance of something fear-provoking, intimidating, formidable) and "frightful" (full of fright, a feeling of dread, an extreme negative reaction) could be considered opposite sides of the same coin.

October 31, 2018

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

This is why I think fearsome things are experienced in war!

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regney
Mod
  • 2018

A great translation for fearsome is fryktinngytende. Awesome word; I love the sound of it. :0)

November 1, 2018

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

Whoa! I'll subscribe to that one :)

November 1, 2018
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