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"Eu pensei que eu nunca errasse."

Translation:I thought I would never make a mistake.

July 30, 2013

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brad.scott

"I thought that I never erred", although less common in English, should also be accepted.


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

This sentence can also be interpreted as "I thought I never made mistakes." I reported it.


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

Yes, especially since they accept "I thought that I never made a mistake." (Eu pensei/achei que eu nunca cometi um erro/havia errado). I reported it too. =]


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

The correct translation for "I thought I would never make a mistake is "Eu pensei que eu nunca erraria"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pierre559404

Therefore, "I thought I might never make a mistake" might be better.


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

I think that it may depend on whether you are discussing a situation in the past that is reality based or whether you are describing a situation that is hypothetical and unfulfilled.


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

These translators have no clue about the range of possible correct English translations.


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

I think they might not have thought of every possible solution right off the bat, but that's how duo works, I suppose: they put in what they can think of when they set it up, and the users report other possibilities to improve the system. =]


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

I agree. They are not qualified to do this job. It's infuriating again and again.


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

"I never thought i would make a mistake"? it seems more natural to me.


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

What about: "I thought I was never wrong."?


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

"I thought I never would make a mistake." was counted as wrong. !! "I thought I would never make a mistake." was considered the correct option. BOTH are completely correct. BOTH!!


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

I thought that I never would make a mistake should also be accepted.


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

Why is the translation to english "I thought that i never would make a mistake" wrong? Please can someone explain, why?

I never would .... OR I would never ....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ron.seymour

Ron Seymour: Is 'I never thought I would make a mistake' so far removed from the sentence 'I thought I would never make a mistake'? Is this splitting hairs?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mn3mGAVE

Couldn't it also be "i thought i would never miss" in case the object of "miss" would be a target ?


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

"Err" is still a word in English, folks. Reporting.

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