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

"Eso ni se plantea."

December 29, 2012

18 Comments


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.

December 29, 2012

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.

February 11, 2013

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.

March 23, 2013

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.

May 4, 2013

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

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

January 22, 2013

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.

February 19, 2013

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.

March 9, 2013

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

sentence designed to make you lose a point

March 25, 2013

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.

May 1, 2013

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

horrible translation...

January 3, 2013

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

why not "that is not even proposed"?

January 12, 2013

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

what's wrong with "that is not presented"

January 27, 2013

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

I'm totally confused!

February 1, 2013

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

Ah, an idiom.

March 5, 2013

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?

April 17, 2013

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."

April 17, 2013

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.

April 22, 2013

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.

May 6, 2013
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