"An radan eagalach."

Translation:The scary rat.

June 18, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithHalle1

The official answer here is 'the scary rat'. Earlier, I was given wrong for translating this as 'the frightful rat'. What's the difference? Surely being "scared" and getting a fright is one and the same. Again, I suspect this is American English taking precedence over British English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I198kCZs

Frightening might be a valid alternative - but frightful is used as an intensifier; as in "a frightful mess" - but sounds very old fashioned to me.

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