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"Discipuli vestri sunt miseri."

Translation:Your students are unhappy.

September 1, 2019

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

I'm just wondering it they would accept, *"Your students are miserable."


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

They did not accept it in my case.


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

Isn't it "voster" instead of "vester"? By analogy with "noster". In Romanian they are nostru and vostru.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

In Classical Latin it is vester; in Vulgar Latin it was voster by joint influence of noster and vos; the Romanic forms come from Vulgar Latin, obviously: Romanian vostru, Italian vostro, Fench votre, Spanish vuestro, Portuguese vosso.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicolaa38

Hmm, I think 'poor. wretched' is an acceptable translation of 'miser'


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

"Wretched" was accepted for "miser" in some sentence, so, if "wretched" wasn't accepted here, report it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DB5335

Note to self, learn how to spell miseri


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

They don't accept 'sad'???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

"Your students are sad" -> Discipuli vestri/tui sunt tristes.


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

What the difference between unhappy and sad? Sad is maybe stronger?

In French, you would say "malheureux" or "triste", as synonyms.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

The same difference as between Spanish infeliz and Spanish triste. I don't know explain it now, but they are not exactly the same thing.


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

Intensity I guess.
Malheureux (infeliz?) could be stronger than triste, but the intensity tends to get lost in everyday language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Yes:

  • French malheureux → Spanish infeliz.
  • French triste → Spanish triste.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cristina978678

It is very very wrong to spell the c in latin as a k, that really hurts a humanistic educated person. It happens in all words where its necessary to spell it as a c....bad, bad job!

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