"I feel poorly."
Translation:Male me habeo.
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In the U.S. I think "I feel bad" (and "feel badly") refers to conscience or to sympathy -- e.g., "I feel bad for her." But "poorly" is never used in American English to refer to health. Those of us who do know it in that context, it's either due to BBC or BritLit. If an American wants to say, "I feel poorly", we would say, "I feel ill/sick/unwell." A very formal American might say, "I did poorly on that exam" but his listeners would likely think he sounded odd.
I do agree that, in the U.S. saying, "I feel bad" usually refers to one's conscience or sympathy, but I do not agree about the use of the word "poorly" when referring to health. Of course, the use of different words changes depending on where you live, whether it be in the U.S. or somewhere else, for example you may live in an area where certain phrases and slang that are common, but where I live they are unheard of. Where I used to live, when talking about one's own health I do agree that you would usualy say something like, "I feel ill/sick/unwell." But when we refer to someone else's health we say, "She/He does not feel, so good," or, "He/She is feeling poorly." Using "poorly" when talking about an animal's health is not uncommon either. But then again, when I did start living in a different place, people often make comments about how my family speaks very "fancy" or formal compared to most (As I mentioned before people do talk differently depending on how they were raised, where they live, or where they come from).
From user jairapetyan: "I feel 'poorly?' I had to look that one up. Apparently the British do use it to say they aren't feeling well. In the USA most people would say *"I feel bad."
...This is not universal across the US at all. Definitely, regional or even smaller areas will have their common phrases, but using, ahem, poor English is not a normal thing, nor should it be accepted or used as an answer in a language-learning app.
For the record or those learning, the clearer way to describe one's health would be something like "unwell", "don't feel well", and "sick" or "ill" explicitly.
"I feel bad" can mean all sorts of things - you can "feel bad" from doing something wrong, be showing empathy for someone else, or indeed describing health (though vague).
As an aside/additionally, if you feel remorse for something for example, the phrase could be "I feel badly about xyz," because "badly" is an adverb/describing an action (feel), whereas the noun/subject is whatever you feel badly about (xyz). This is different from describing a state of being like in the above examples, where "bad" or "unwell" are not describing the way in which you are feeling but are states of being/things/nouns.
Different examples with different verbs and nouns: "I did badly on the test." You didn't do well on your test. You did poorly. Did = verb (action), badly = adverb (describes an action), test = noun (subject) "I did bad on the test." Did bad? What or who is bad? Did = verb, bad = noun, test = noun. Bad is a noun, so you could replace it with another one to see how that works out: "I did house on the test." Just wrong. The "test" is the subject, what you're actually trying to talk about - not "bad".
...To summarize: This type of phrase is a difficult one that many native English-speakers use poorly often. ;) It's important to remember the relationships between your nouns, verbs, and descriptive words!
I believe that's just the way the system works, not only for Latin. It is probably just unable to differentiate between irrelevant typos and serious ones. I guess the way it works is as follows: it considers something like the ratio 'number of wrong letters' over 'length of the word' and if the result is less than some fixed threshold you get a typo, else it's a mistake.
I'd say the number of actual mistakes I get away with is roughly the same as the number of times I have an answer refused because of some silly typo, so I'm fine with the system as it is, as I suspect that improving it could be hard.
That's my reasoning too! I think it kind of evens out. Just today I missed something in Spanish because I got one letter of someone's name wrong (an insignificant typo, IMO!) but I also had a really glaring error in verb conjugation forgiven in Latin as a "typo," so I'm calling it equal. :)
I honestly don't know if this is a deep-level coding issue from the devs or a database entry issue from the course contributors. I have made typos where I put "tu est" instead of "tu es" and it forgave me as a typo instead of marking me wrong the way I would expect it to.
It told me the correct answer is "ego male ago". This is the first time it has thrown the word "ago" at me. How can I know to use it if A) it's never mentioned it before and B) it shows a different answer here? I understand it can be said either way, but the lessons seem to be scattered and under explained. That being said...does anyone have a recommendation for a companion book to this app?
No. The verb only conjugates to the subject. It is only the subject pronoun that can be left out. The object pronoun, which this is, is essential information that you don't get from the verb. "Habere" means "to hold". "Male me habeo" is literally "I hold myself poorly." Without the object pronoun "me", it's just "I hold poorly" and now you're saying that every time you try to pick something up, you drop it.
No particular reason, probably. The contributor(s) who wrote the exercises just happened to choose different word orders. (Or perhaps this was a deliberate choice, to demonstrate that both orders are possible.) In any case, both orders are almost certainly accepted for both exercises.
You can't apply the logic of the English phrasing to the Latin sentence, because the Latin sentence uses an entirely different wording. In Latin, the idiom is literally "I have/hold myself badly," with "me" as the direct object.
(Note that "habeo" always needs a direct object of some sort, so "Male ego habeo" doesn't make sense; it would be as incomplete as "I have badly.")
No one here can do anything about technical errors. Next time something like that happens, take a screenshot and file a bug report: