"Quo crustulum portas?"

Translation:Where are you carrying the cookie?

August 31, 2019

6 Comments


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

I have a father's instinct when it comes to cookies, so this speaks to me.

August 31, 2019

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

Bad Translation.

The answer to "Where are you carrying the cookie?" is "In my pocket."

The answer to "Quo crustulum portas?" is a destination, like "To school".

"Where are you taking the cookie?" seems better. Or "Where are you bringing the cookie?"

"Where are you carrying the cookie to?" would get the sense of "Quo" vs "Ubi" into the English, but it's still an awkward phrasing. "Carry" has more of a static sense of holding something than a goal-oriented sense of moving it from one place to another. (See: "Do you usually carry a purse?" vs "Do you usually take/bring a purse?")

September 4, 2019

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

Wouldn't simply "To where..." work?

September 19, 2019

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

The English translation sounds odd to me.

I have visions of someone carrying an enormous cookie!

Where are you taking the cookie?

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yf7rU0pd

"Quo" is "Where to", so the answer should at least include "to" if not entirely rephrased.

September 4, 2019

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

"Where are you bringing the cookie?" is accepted. So that one's good. I also flagged "Where are you taking the cookie?" as "should be accepted"

September 17, 2019
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