DL is wrong. Saying "terei algumas férias" makes no sense, I believe it's the same as saying "I will have some vacations".
You can't have some vacations... You could have some days off though, but not a vacation, right?
We should report this one C:
holiday - feriado / vacation - férias
Here in Brazil it would be like this; at least that's how I see it. Vacation would be a longer break while holiday would be just a day off (or 2, 3...). But I don't really know if there's a difference in english.
Holiday - A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event.
Vacation - A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.
Canadian usage is different, at least among older people.
We'd get two months off from school in July and August. We called it "the summer holidays."
That may be the definition in some countries. In the UK a vacation is an american word only, we dont use it. We go on holiday ("a two week holiday to Spain").
or vacationes? sure I meant vacations, gracias. I just point to add to the synonyms so that plural can be accepted [which was not on 14.8.2013].
Isn't that Spanish rather than English? I guess you mean vacations.
This vacation(s)/holiday(s) business is not easy to sort out because what sounds good to one English speaker doesn't necessarily sound good to another (particularly when you take into account national differences like US vs UK usage). For me, either "vacation" or "holidays" sound best - please don't ask me to justify that :-)
Once when in the USA I asked the chauffeur if he had had his holidays and he was dumbstruck !! It was only when I rephrased the sentence and changed holidays for vacation that he understood the question. Accept both Duolingo !!
“I will have SOME holidays” should be accepted, especially when DL has used ALGUMAS here!
"I will take a vacation" seems much more natural to me than "I will have a vacation." Both should be accepted.