"Hun er et lysende eksempel på problemet."

Translation:She is a glowing example of the problem.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
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Is this a common phrase in Danish akin to "a glaring example"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mads-lime
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Yup.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaleGAbersold
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Marie Curie?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlfonsusAdi
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i still don't understand when to use på or af in a sentence....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattais
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yeah I was here for an explanation haha, is "et eksempel af" wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrsWessel

could it be 'the lighting example'? To me the glowing example sounds a bit off...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rhhpk
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In English, we'd say "shining".

I don't think I've ever heard "glowing" - "lighting" is definitely wrong, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duodb
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As miacomet said above, "glaring" is a better word for the negative kind of thing we have here -- at least in US English -- if you're being straightforward. "A glaring example of the problem" is quite idiomatic. You could, it's true, say "a shining example of the problem," but it's a bit sarcastic. Shining examples are generally assumed to be positive, and this too is idiomatic.

Glowing examples are fine for positive qualities; and understandable but weird for negative ones. I also agree that a "lighting example" is wrong here -- that would be a demonstration of how to arrange your lamps.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrsWessel

Yeah, I agree. Shining does sound better.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oldestguru
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however, "brilliant" was not accepted, because reasons

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirpa879157

This definitely sounds like Marie Curie... I suggest brilliant, excellent, outstanding.

9 months ago
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