I don't know why "you're totally correct" wouldn't work... but it rejected it.
And I put "It is totally correct" and it rejected it because I didn't put certain or true.
Why do we need to report it? Doesn't DL keep an eye on discussions...This would make sense wouldn't it, or is it too much to expect?
It's too much to expect. You need to report things when you believe your answer is correct. I do it all the time. I also try to find answers in the discussion before reporting it. Sometimes, it becomes clear why I got something wrong - that I was wrong about thinking I was right.
It seems to me that cierto = "certain/true" and that "correct" is correcto. Something can be true and wrong at the same time - it can be true that my answer is wrong, for instance.
2 days ago? I don't know who and what you are replying to, my previous post (above yours) is 6/12 old according to this. Perhaps it would not be too much to expect if we'd refer our post to the relevant ones (post /person) but it, por cierto, would make things a little easier, relevant and helpful. ( I just received an email about it today)
as usual you could use many other synonyms for totally, eg. completely, absolutely, utterly. correct would normally be an acceptable synonym for true in most contexts.
My guess is that a person being correct would be a changeable condition, and would use estar. A fact being correct is an inherent quality, and uses ser.
You could say: Esta totalmente seguro (for him). And esta totalmente segura (for her).
I don't get why "It's totally sure" wouldn't work. Doesn't "Ciert" also mean "certain" which is the same as "sure"?
does not sound too good for me either. I'm not totally sure I would say it that way, somehow I'd chose "entirely" I'm not entirely sure why either! Throw a stone at DL...too picky!
here you see both the options "true" and "right" for "cierto". But it was not possible in a past exercise...
Indeed! We are making little by little progress here instead of being overly whelming exposed to everything at once.
I think this "totally" is the Spanish version of Valley Girl speak. Rad man!
wow this is powerful! Not sure how this come in a 2 y old conversation... But I'm surprised to see people using all other word besides "certain" when Spanish 'Cierto' is so close to it and so more meaningful.
I put "he is totally right" instead of "it is totally right" and it still marked it wrong. When thats still right...