"La puerta tiene polvo."
Translation:The door has dust.
That's a reasonable thing to expect. How does one get DL to recognize more reasonable answers?
"the door is dusty" is the only way it would be written in English, though "the door has dust" IS a literal translation... (just doesn't make sense!)
I disagree that your way is the only way it would be said in English. "The door has dust on it" seems equally okay to me.
Yeah, its kind of like less-modern english, and for me it wont accept stuff like the door is dusty.
The phrase "has dust on it" usually refers to horizontal or slanted surfaces upon which dust settles, not for vertical surfaces like doors or walls, unless there's an emphatic going with it, such as: "The walls have a lot of dust on them" "The door has so much dust on it that...." Still, it's not a usual usage, and "[something] is dusty" is by far much, much more common. Some people might not even know what you're talking about if you say, "The door has dust on it".
Couldn't a non literal translation be "The door is dusty"? Ha! Apparently not.
The best I could come up with was "the door has powder" and that was accepted as correct!
I did the same thing and got it wrong :( It probably got recorrected already,
Considering that my introduction to "polvo" was "polvo de horno" (baking powder) I was a bit confused.
The door has dust. That's just not something anybody would ever say. Google says, the port has powder, equally strange. If door was shelf or table, then there would be a better clue as to which is meant.
I put, "the door has powder", and it accepted it as correct. I had to come here to learn that polvo could also mean dust. I had no clue what the sentence was supposed to mean before checking the discussion.
se debería a preguntar un person/a nativo/a...and the egnlish version is idiot :) door has powder---:D
"The door has dust" sounds odd, so I wrote "There is dust on the door", but that was not accepted
One of my many Saturday morning chores as a child, go about the house dragging a chair behind me so I could open the doors and dust the tops.... Yes, my parents were odd - but we had a very tidy house. ;)
Now that you mention it, I can recall discovering many years ago by accident from, for a reason I forget, touching up there with my fingers and realizing that the top edge of doors can become extremely dusty over time, like a very long time, as it is not normally realized that dust collects up there where nobody normally ever sees.