"In spite of his opinion, she is learning many languages."

Translation:Malgraŭ lia opinio, ŝi lernas multe da lingvoj.

May 28, 2015

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I don't understand why there is an -n on "opinio"


Sorry about that, just corrected it!


Yeah, i think they made a mistake there... Maybe there is a way to suggest corrections in the feedback screen after you type your answer. This way i think the development team can realize it and fix it faster. :D


Yes, it's definitely an error. Good catch!


I am getting both "Malgraux lia opinio, sxi lernas multe da lingvoj" and "Malgraux lia opinio, sxi lernas multajn da lingvojn" as correct answers. However I do not understand why the first sentence is correct because doesn't "lernas" require a direct obect and therefore multajN da lingvojN?


You can't have "multajn da lingvojn", as there is no accusative after "da". The two correct ones are "multajn lingvojn" and "multe da lingvoj".


Is there any difference between "Sxi lernas multe da lingvoj" and "Sxi lernas multajn lingvojn"?


No, they are the same thing.


Sometimes both are accepted, sometimes only one. Why?


I said, "multajn lingvojn," and, while it counted as correct, it said I had a typo; that the correct answer is, "multe da lingvoj." Is one correct and the other not? And if so, why?


This sentence describes how my parents feel about me learning many languages.


Why isn't lingvoj accusative?


Because after da there shouldn't be accusative. This has been explained in other discussions, maybe try searching it, if you are not familiar with this rule and its reasoning.

Another variant (with accusative) would be:

…ŝi lernas multajn lingvojn.


"Ŝi lernas multe da lingvoj" seems like an inaccurate translation here; 'multe' is an adverb modifying 'lernas', so what is conveyed to me is that she is doing lots of learning of an unspecificied number of languages, maybe just two. 'Multajn lingvojn' I think would be the right translation as it does give information on the amount of languages rather than frequency of study. Would love some other opinions or feedback too.


'multe' is an adverb modifying 'lernas'

I don't think so. The words are "multe da", which apply to "lingvoj" (very similar indeed to "a lot of languages").
"Multe" would modify the verb in the described way in the (different) sentence "Ŝi multe lernas lingvojn" ☺
"Ŝi lernas multajn lingvojn" is a perfectly valid other way to say the same thing: "many languages".

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Why is "Malgraŭ li opinio, ŝi lernas multajn lingvojn." not being accepted?


Because li = he, lia = his. You need "lia" here.


Thanks for pointing it out. I tunnel visioned to the phrase "multe da lingovj." I'm certain I used "lia opinio" before and I'm certain "multajn lingvojn" is correct but can't figure out why Dualingo kept insisting "Malgraŭ lia opinio, ŝi lernas multe da lingvoj." is the only correct answer. It would have helped if it said I used "li" instead of "lia"

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