"Børnenelegermeddegamledyripinsen."

Translation:The children are playing with the old animals at Pentecost.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/epac-mcl
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Apparently Duo doesn't accept "Whitsun" as the English translation for "Pinse". Reported.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thidrekr
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For what it's worth, "Whitsun" is a term I've never really heard before in North America, and I know Duolingo is very American English-centric. That being said, I do think valid British English terms and spellings should be accepted too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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Yeah, both are used here in the UK I'm pretty sure.

(Just sayin'.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danielm90

I don't know why people are downvoting you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitsun

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ycUvuSap
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Whitsun is accepted now.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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I’m from Israel, I’ve no concept of Pentecost whatsoever. Is this, like, a thing over there?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend
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In Denmark? Yes. As with practically all holidays the religious background is largely irrelevant today but the social event still is a big thing.

Actually practically all "religious" holidays are much older than the current mainstream religion, they are just rebranded older holidays. There is one notable exception, practically the only original Jewish-Christian holiday ... Pentecost ;-).

Oh, and it is Shavuot in the Jewish tradition, as I just learned: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavuot

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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Haha, well, Shavu‘ót was also originally an agriculture-based holiday...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dumark53
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It was on the Jewish holiday (after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth) that the Apostles first spoke in tongues, being able to be understood by all the people who heard them, each in their various languages--The message of this "miracle" was that the Apostles' words were not for Jews (Aramaic-speaking Jews?) only, but for all.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YvonneJanssen

actually had to look it up cause I had no Idea what Pentecost was. But for the dutch people in here, pinsen = pinksteren

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ycUvuSap
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And for the Finnish people, it is helluntai.

6 months ago
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