Actually, "придумал" is more like "thought up". I believe "изобрёл" would have been the more accurate word. Thoughts?
you are right, but in spoken everyday language we are more likely to put it exactly like this: кто придумал -- it is not incorrect and most people would say that
No, I confirm the set expression "кто придумал" with a connotation "invented" is absolutely correct.
К сожалению, мир узнаёт того, кто первым запатентовал свое изобретение(((
That's more the process of improvement after something has been invented or thought up.
No, unfortunately not. This is because, grammatically speaking, кто is masculine singular.
кто думал о телефоне.... В слове "придумал" приставка "при" да, но... в данном случае придумал = изобрел. К примеру, "какой дурак придумал этот закон?" тут уже будет именно придумал.What the fool came up with this law?
As mentioned, in the context of 'invention' the verb 'thought up', rather than 'thought of' is more appropriate.
Why it is wrong? -- Did who invent the telephone?
And why here is not did? -- Who invented the telephone?
'Who invented the telephone?' is correct. You would only use 'did' for emphasis. For example 'If it wasn't Alexander Graham Bell, then who did invent the telephone?
As a native English speaker I sense a slight difference in meaning between изобрести and придумать, since thanks to the example above about law, it's clear laws are not invented, but 'thought up'..
Придумать - to think sth up, to come up with, to make up
Изобрести - to invent
Hope that helps.
Thank you for your answer! Means, that "who did invent the telephone?" - will be right too?
Ok. thank you. In my opinion DL also fixed 'devised'. But i don't remember exactly