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"Cenaculum in insula est."

Translation:The dining room is in the apartment building.

November 23, 2019

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hilarymcca5

Can 'apartment' not stand alone here?


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

Not really; when referring to ancient Roman residences, an insula is specifically a type of building. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insula_(building)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ci4ic4
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"the dining room is in the appartment block" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/electricra5

It is also an island as I have seen elsewhere. I was surprised to see it here in this context after seeing it used in the other.


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

I think it's a bit idiomatic. It's still used this way in French and Italian sometimes.


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

A very common phrase in British English for the American "apartment building" is "block of flats" – Duo needs to accept that as a valid translation!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tristam212765

But how can a flat have an upper dining room, when they are flat?

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