"You are not a woman, but you are a girl."

Translation:Tu femina non es, sed puella es.

September 13, 2019

16 Comments


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

How was i supposed to know the word order :(

September 13, 2019

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

There are currently 81 ways to say this sentence... So I have no idea what you put in and didn't get it correct.

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thames977549

I put in:

Tu es non femina, sed puella es

and got "incorrect message"...

September 14, 2019

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

Oh, I see what's happened, so I made this sentence 2 days ago, (people were complaining about the previous sentence 'I am a man but not a woman" But the alternate translations have not been accepted yet. That should have been accepted, it's a viable answer.

September 14, 2019

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

I know right, in other sentences "non" came before the femina (or vir)

September 14, 2019

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

Can I say "Femina non, sed puella es?"

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliSwanson3

The word order needs to be more free, it is Latin and that is how Latin works.

September 15, 2019

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

Literally look at my comments. Just scroll up... And look at them...

September 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliSwanson3

I think it would be great if you would consider the fact that not everyone is talking to you directly. I saw a place to leave a comment on the answer during the course and I did so, no other discussion was visible until I got notification of your very kind and courteous reply to my email inbox. I am assuming the comment/flag option is to help improve the course. Is your reply to me helping to improve the course or community of this app? I've been a user of this app for a grand total of about four days. As a moderator of a subreddit with 74k subscribers, I understand it can be tedious to moderate the same sorts of issues over and over but you have to realize some people are new and unfamiliar with all features. Please be patient and understanding. Thank you.

September 15, 2019

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

Which platform are you using?

September 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliSwanson3

The mobile app. I didn't know comments on answers went to some manner of discussion in a forum, and I do apologize for that misunderstanding on my part.

September 15, 2019

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

I get that. There is a learning curve. But there is no way for me to tell if you just ignored comments or even entire threads. So I'm also sorry for that. By the way, you will probably enjoy using the web version more, faster and more accurate typing is one of the better benefits. But in the future just report "my answer should have been accepted" we will see it and fix it if your answer is correct. See the reporting guidelines and "please doublecheck when you're reporting" for more information.

September 15, 2019

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

This Was an Odd one Among Others. Such as 'You are not the Father' and 'Why is Livia Well?' Then Again Latin is Strange. But Also Enjoyable so I'm Gonna Continue. It's My First Day On Latin Today and So Far I'm Enjoying it.

September 19, 2019

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

How about "Tu non femina es, sed tu puella es"? Does the "non" have to be next to the "es" or is it wrong to repeat the "tu"? Or both?

September 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2222Kennet

Wow

September 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meza.Fernando

¨Tu non femina es, sed puella es¨ ... Is it correct?

September 21, 2019, 7:58 PM
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