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"The actors are dancing on stage."

Translation:Артисты танцуют на сцене.

November 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dave.pretty

and why not актеры?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kosmozhuk

Актер is one who acts in theater, movie or TV. Артист is wider. Актер is артист, but so are musicians, dancers, singers, comedians, those people in circus etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dave.pretty

Correct, but if one is translating from English to Russian, should not актеры be permitted for "actors" in this situation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kosmozhuk

Oh, I didn't quite get you.

So, you're saying that duo doesn't allow "актеры" in this sentence? That's incorrect, it should.

Актеры is OK for translation here. It's just that артисты is more commonly used instead of актеры.

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