"У нас нет отпуска в октябре."
Translation:We do not have a vacation in October.
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How about translating "vacation" as a verb itself? "We do not vacation in October."
Edit: Why the downvotes, people? "To vacation" is indeed a verb in English, though admittedly not as widely used as phrasal verbs like "to take a vacation." See the second definition at http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacation
I would agree that using the verb should be a possibility. In Russian translation, they constantly change verbs into nouns and vice versa. However, I have learned the DuoLingo's solution engines are fairly inflexible, especially in Russian. For instance, if you put the "in October" phrase first in the sentence, DuoLingo marks it as incorrect. So the bigger question for me is, does DuoLingo intend for wooden translation that rigidly stays faithful to the source language? There have been quite a few instances of this Russian.
I think I got it, I think(wild guess) that one means Holiday and another vacation... but which is which? (Holiday being a definite day off according to calendar not necessarily taking it off, and Vacation being the days or weeks you take off a year) I think I miht have gotten tangled up in my explanation, hope is understandable lol. So, is отпуск holiday and каникулы vacation?
I do not think the audio sounds correct on Voice Lady's pronunciation of октябре. It sounds as though she is saying "ok-tih-bree-yeh" (with a stress on the е and vowel reduction on the я to make it sound like и), but Forvo speakers pronounce it as ok-tyah-br, with stress on the я. I did click the Report button; I find that the audio pronounces it that way in the sentence and when hovering just over the word.
No, a non-vacation holiday (a national holiday, or Sunday for ex.) is called выходной (день) (день is implied) and has a plural form: выходные (дни) (usually last two days of a week)
Сегодня — выходной (день) - today is holiday
На этой неделе два выходных (дня) - there are two holidays this week
About vacations. If I take two or more vacations, then I would say
У меня отпуск в начале месяца и в конце - I have vacations at the beginning and at the end of the month.
Sorry, if I confuse you :)