"Is dalta é ach ní daltaí iad."
Translation:He is a student but they are not students.
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It's an Irish thing, I'm not sure about the UK. My point was that at least both should be accepted. 'Pupil' is marked incorrect even though it would be a better translation into English as spoken in Ireland. And it might be helpful to note that you would not use the word 'dalta' in irish when referring to a university student, for example, you would use 'mac léinn'.
Since 64% of the people who are taking the Irish course are in the US, US English usage is relevant.