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"Is est pistor aut pictor."

Translation:He is a baker or a painter.

November 24, 2019

10 Comments


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

Brilliant deduction Mr Holmes!


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

Duomentary, Watson!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scian4

Well, he buys a lot of eggs. Either for fancy baking, or to mix pigment with the whites...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ljiljana252926

Why is either...or wrong here? Does anyone know?


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

Think that the Latin would have to be aut pistor aut pictor for 'either ... or ...'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob230

I can't believe I've got this far without "or" before.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patricia669121

Why not: "he is baker or painter"? What's wrong with this translation?


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

In English, in most cases, a determiner is required before a noun.


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

Not the second one, though. I wrote "He is a baker or painter." That's fine but was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kunt16

Bakers and painters are so similar they're hard to tell apart...

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