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"El país necesita reducir su déficit."

Translation:The country has to reduce its deficit.

5 years ago

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Aquarelle200

The country needs to reduce its deficit. Duolingo doesn't accept this translation. Why?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gro_com

Your tanslation is better than Duolingos. 'has to' shoud be translated as 'debe'

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aquarelle200

Thank you Gro! ;)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alezzzix
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Has to should be translated as «tiene que»

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/droma

Your translation is now accepted by duolingo

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/martinlus
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Now accepted 23 Feb 2015

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rogercchristie
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"needs to" accepted 20 Aug 2015

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IbexMark

Could we not say, "The country needs to reduce their deficit?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/James722478
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My translation: "The country must reduce its deficit," was marked wrong.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
Talca
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I'm thinking you need DEBER for that feeling. The given translation is truer to the Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JBW.
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"The country needs to reduce their deficit" was marked wrong - November 2015. Why is this wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alejandrogzl

Its deficit*. Country is singular

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tedstone100

agreed

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FLchick
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Although nation is one of the hover definitions, it is not accepted in the translation as of 02/24/2014. I believe it is a valid translation so I reported it. After all, it is referred to as the 'national deficit'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rogercchristie
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I suggest nation is more likely to be nación, but país is also a valid translation. Does anyone know whether it is acceptable yet?

Reference: http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=nation

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NEGenge

Still having trouble with my listening... sigh. I thought they said "el pares..." The couple needs to reduce their deficit... Must be that transference, or projection, or whatever the psychiatrists call it! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andreim1828

lessen should also be right

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emily-Smith

"It is necessary for the country to reduce its deficit" was marked wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tajar
tajar
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The country needs to reduce the deficit should also be correct. We often do not use the possessive when referring to things like taxes or deficits. Psychologically, maybe we should, linguistically it is correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kloos366
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Es es el mejor problema

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dingo451580

Another poor translation

6 months ago