"Marcus est vir."

Translation:Marcus is a man.

August 28, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devone966005

Good god that audio!

August 28, 2019

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

"Marcus est weeer" Shouldn't it be spoken a bit harder? like veeR With all due respect to the person who took their time to make those recordings for us of course :)

August 28, 2019

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

It's the Classical pronunciation

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pye20

vir ‧ Cognates: viraviragōtriumviratevirilevirilityvirtuevirtuoso

From Proto-Italic *wiros, from PIE Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognates include Sanskrit वीर (vīrá), Old Prussian wijrs, Lithuanian vyras, Latvian vīrs, Old Irish fer, Old Norse verr, Ossetian ир (ir, “Ossetians”) and Old English wer (English were-).

English were-Back-formation from werewolf (“man-wolf”), from Old English werwulf, derived from wer (“man”), from PIE Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós (“man”) + wulf (“wolf”).

MarcusAncient Roman given name from either Etruscan Marce or the Roman god of War, Mars ‧ ‧ In Etruscan mythology, god of war, Laran's, consort is Turan, goddess of love and fertility, who equates to the Latin Venus. Laran is the Etruscan equivalent of the Greek Ares and the Roman Mars.

September 8, 2019

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

Why would this not be "Marcus vir est"?

August 28, 2019

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

It should be accepted now, but unfortunately it takes some time for the changes we make in the Incubator to be active for users (sometimes as long as two weeks).

Still, please report (with the button in the lesson, not in the discussion) if it's not accepted, it's still possible something got missed!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShanePatri14

That should be correct; report it.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/34gl35

Are they both correct?

August 28, 2019

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

Yes. The verb is most commonly placed at the end, but the other order is also possible. Just be aware that changing the order can change the emphasis.

August 29, 2019

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

I heard "Marcus is weird"

August 31, 2019

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

Marcus et Quintus

September 9, 2019
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