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"Qup mara 'ach val."

Translation:Mara is young but she is smart.

November 14, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/littlemiss1123

Why is "but" used here? Both sentences are positive.


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

Perhaps the person making the statement believes that intelligence comes with age, so sees it as a contradiction that the person is both young and smart.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CodeMonk3y

"Mara is young but smart" should work, too. Isn't it? Or is there a detail I am missing?


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

In fact that is even accepted as a best translation. Did you get marked wrong? Is it possible you had some other error in your sentence?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CodeMonk3y

Yes, it was marked wrong. I am quite sure, that everything was correct, but maybe I will see the sentence again to be sure.


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

If it happens again take a screen shot and report it as "my answer should have been accepted". Both things give us details we can show the programmers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CodeMonk3y

Ok, thank you. I'll do it that way. :-)

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