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"Dunqu' qachraj."

Translation:Your building is really wonderful.

November 22, 2018

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

This is really a trifling matter, but I thought "amazing" would be a good translation for Dunqu' in this sentence, so I translated this as "Your building is amazing," which was rejected. I guess there are three possibilities:

1) You hadn't thought of/entered "amazing" as a possibility; 2) there's another Klingon word for "amazing" which precludes Dunqu' from being translated as such here; or 3) "amazing" is not an appropriate translation in this context, and hence, I am wrong. :-)

November 22, 2018

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

I'll go for 1 :)

We had "awesome" in there but not "amazing".

We usually only have the words offered as glosses in the dictionary, but occasionally add synonyms.

November 23, 2018

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

qatlho'! Just checking to see if it was a viable alternative in this case. I know the strictest gloss for Dun is 'great,' but saying "your building is really great" just sounds a bit, well, trite. Not that triteness doesn't happen, especially early on in the learning of any given language.

November 23, 2018
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