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

"Eso ni se plantea."

December 29, 2012

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

The current translation "That is out of the question" seems to be idiomatic and cannot be reached by using the literal meanings of the words as given.


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

I appreciate learning idioms. As a student though, it can feel discouraging when you are "punished" for not knowing something you were never directly taught in previous lessons.


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

Maybe beginning with an audio of this... the only way to introduce it without requiring us to get there.


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

That's why you're not meant to know the meaning, but are merely asked to write down what you hear... This is a great way to learn an idiom.


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

Wow - who knew! We wouldn't know from the lesson.


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

"That doesn't even pose it self" literally perhaps? I kinda get it.

Learning idioms is an important part of learning a language proper wherever you do it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IG88
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If I weren't a droid, I'd be pulling my hair out right now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/integra1

sentence designed to make you lose a point


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

Learned an idiom, lost a point... not a bad trade in my book. Not likely to forget it anytime soon. The suggestion of an idiom section is a great idea though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luke1987

horrible translation...


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

why not "that is not even proposed"?


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

what's wrong with "that is not presented"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miriam0216

I'm totally confused!


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

I wrote "that is not proposed" but it was rejected. What clue is there that "even" is necessary in this sentence?


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

The "ni."

Ni can mean nor but in a sentence like this where there is only one thing it is not, it roughly means something like "not even."


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

Wow! Never would have guessed that in a million years! "That does not arise." is as close as I can get.


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

I knew I was going to lose a heart the second I saw this phrase. A useful idiom, no doubt, but not all that useful at this point in my Spanish instruction.

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