Hola Bonnie.sjoberg: Where did you see or hear that? I cannot find that definition after checking three dictionaries and several online translation sites. I did not find anywhere that translated "lectura" as "lecture". I would be interested in seeing the source of that translation. Gracias.
Huysan: Duo accepted it? Are you sure? I just can't believe it. (I am not doubting you, but I cannot believe Duo would accept it.) Look elsewhere on this page and you will see that "lectura' does NOT mean lecture and nobody can show a source to say otherwise. How did you translate the sentence that Duo accepted? I am really curious. GRACIAS!~!
Incorrecto. Your meaning is different from the given sentence. There is no infinitive in the Spanish sentence. Yeah, it is subtle, but your sentence means that one is very busy. So there is no downtime in your life to read. The given sentence is more specific. One has a lot of homework, for example, and No tengo tiempo para la lectura. (She or he does not have time to do the reading assignment for history class tomorrow.)
La lectura means the reading, the hover word is incorrect.. this is what we call a 'false friend' where it looks like it translates to what we think, but if you look at good sources (proper dictionary etc) then you will see that la lectura is ONLY translated as the reading.. Hope that helps.. I have reported the hover word as incorrect.
Remember than in Spanish, using the article before a word can refer to that thing in general. La historia means "history" unless you clarify it with something like La historia de este país. El fútbol means "soccer" (or "football") in general, such as No me gusta el fútbol. We don't do that in English but it's a proper structure in Spanish.
I'm not a Spanish expert, but it seems to me that it would be the difference between the meaning of time that relates to the large abstract quantity - I have no time (tiempo, temps in French, tempo in Italian) and time the single occasion - I've done it three times (vez, fois in French, volta in Italian).
Yes. La lectura is a noun meaning "the reading". In all of the same meanings as in English (such as the "reading" off of a thermometer, the act of reading words in a book or on paper, or assigned written material for a class).
If you want the English word "lecture", it can be translated into several words in Spanish, depending on the meaning; a university class would be la clase, or a professional seminar would be a conferencia. In the sense of a "reprimand", such as "He gave his son a lecture about the proper use of the car", it would be el sermón.
"I don't have time for the lecture"
Lectura = Reading (out loud, in church, in front of a crowd)
Lectura = Lecture (academic teacher giving a lecture in an educational setting)
Conferencia = Conference (gathering of professionals to attend lectures about a topic)
Please know the difference.
I'm afraid I can't remember with whom I was agreeing at the beginning of February - at my age I can remember the blizzards of February 1947 better, but I think DL had given "lecture" as one possible correct solution on the date specified, The word "lectura" is possibly a borrowing, as it does not appear in Porto Editora's big Ptα (2013) nor in Michaelis Ptβ. Michaelis reminds us that "leitura"="reading" comes from medieval Latin "lectura" so perhaps this snippet dates from before the Acordo ortográfico which changed the spelling of "ct" where the "c" was not pronounced to "t" alone. Maybe the big Michaelis, which is to be published early 2014, will contain "lectura" as another option with "lição" or"conferência" or "aula" for a university lecture, especially if the "ct" is pronounced as written.
No, I'm still in England where I was born in 1937, and getting dafter by the minute. You remind me that this discussion was about a Spanish sentence when it began in 2013. Two years ago I picked up a reply on my "bell" and forgot which language so my reply was about Portuguese. I have given you a Lingot for your trouble! Of course, there are several different English languages, and I only know a bit about the one I have been using for about 76 years.