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"I really like Highland dancing."

Translation:Is toil leam dannsa Gàidhealach gu mòr.

April 17, 2020

7 Comments


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

why is "is fìor thoil leam dannsa Gàidhealach" wrong?


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

Might be just an oversight from the contributors – they couldn’t have come up with all possible translations in all the exercises, that’d be an impossible task. ;-)

Also, I’m not sure how common such an expression would be – perhaps is toil leam X gu mòr would just be more natural and common, but then in Colin B.D. Mark’s dictionary I see this example: b’ fhìor thoigh leam tuilleadh dhiubh seo fhaicinn I would really like to see more of these, so I don’t see a reason why is fìor thoil leam… would be unacceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TamaraMoff4

When you hover over the phrase "is fior thoil leam" is shown so it's odd that it's marked as wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RDM18

This got me, too.


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

I thought "Is toil team dans Gàidhealach gu mór" would be "I like highland dancing a lot" not "I really like highland dancing."

There are a lot of translations that are very strict, but this feels like one where the course creators are either changing that or were just wrong here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rowan800494

The hints offer 'gu math' as an alternative to gu mor' but when I used it, it was marked wrong. An oversight, or am I missing a subtle difference ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gaelynn8

Why isn't gu math acceptable? In my notes from earlier lessons, gu math can mean really, quite, and fairly.

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