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"I need to buy paint."

Translation:Мені треба купити фарбу.

November 23, 2015



Duolingo should accept both "купити" and "купувати" for "buy," right? I've reported it, just in case.


I am not Ukrainian, but to my Slavic ear, "Kupuvati" would mean "to be buying" (indicative form), which would roughly translate to "I need to be buying paint" .

It would mean that you would need to be buying paint every day, because it's for example, necessary for your job, rather than to buy it once in order to e.g. paint your fence :-)


Купити is a one-time action, while купувати imples periodic visits to the shops.

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