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"The thief does not want to buy the shoes."

Translation:Fur calceos emere non vult.

December 8, 2019

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARC-27-5555

Of course, the thief didn't want to buy the shoes. The thief wants to steal it!


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

Scilicet, fur calceos emere non vult, sed eos furari!


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

It was my understanding that there is no strict word order in Latin. I just had "Fur emere calceos non vult" marked incorrect. Is it really incorrect?


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

I believe your response is correct. It's just that there are so many combinations that are correct in Latin, that Duolingo is bound to miss a few (and in some cases, a lot).

If you know for sure that your translation is correct (and without typos or any other mistakes), please submit it as a correct answer. That way you'll be improving Duolingo for yourself, the moderators, and all of the users.


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

Same here. Is it a mistake or just an option non contemplated in duo?


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

After 13 months it is still not accepted, but I'm reporting it, anyway.


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

If "emitne" is incorrect then it shouldn't be included in the hints, much less the very first one.


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

It definitely shouldn't show as an option for this exercise. The -ne suffix is only for an interrogative sentence, which this exercise is not.


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

I think you should have taken my answer. Fur emere calceos non vult. I tried to do this as a report but it switched me to discussion. I think there are some preferred word orders in Latin but generally the most important words come at the beginning of the sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle994326

Once again, word order is a bone of contention.

As I commented on a previous question on word order, I wish this info would be included in the "Tips & Notes" for the lesson where a construction first appears. It would help the learner develop good habits in constructing sentences.


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

It's just so annoying to "teach" Duolingo correct answers while losing hearts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelOvied11

It seems like he takes his job really seriously.

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