This is Scotland...we do not use the word candy. We use sweets, sweeties or sweet. The word candy isUS-speak.
Duolingo is an international website. Sweets, sweeties, and sweet are all accepted though.
Aye, but candy is no an internaitional word
All Duolingo's courses use American English.
Except the Welsh course. :P
This isn't Scotland, it's the internet. Besides, Scottish Gaelic is also spoken in Nova Scotia, and there's no reason Americans can't learn Scottish Gaelic too.
Jennifer, don't you remember the song about Coulter's Candy popularised by Jimmie McGregor and Robin Hall?
That candy was a particular kind of hard sweet, if I recall rightly.
And when you hear it spoken, suiteas is so obviously taken from "sweeties", like many words imported into Gaelic from English.
I would like to suggest that Do you have candy? is a better default than Do you have a candy? Candy is usually (though not always) considered a mass noun un the US.
Both would work, imo. I agree on the whole, though, and it accepts either I believe.
Candy is very much a North American term.
Doesn't accept lolly or lollies. We don't really use sweets or candy in Australia
Lollies are a very particular type of sweet (candy) in Scotland. Not popular with grown-ups....
But in Australia and in New Zealand "lolly/lollies" are any "candy/sweets". So it should also be accepted. ;)
Are all kinds of candies/sweets called lollies in Australia? It makes me think only of lollipops...(hard candy on a stick.)
Yes. Lolly equals candy or sweets (US and UK)
Why is the slender 't' here not pronounced like an English 'ch' like usual?
Some speakers may, but basically because it is a loanword.