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"Це дуже дешева аптека."

Translation:It is a very cheap drugstore.

December 12, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael27b

It's a very inexpensive Pharmacy, should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

Inexpensive = недорогий

Дешевий may have the same negative connotation as "cheap" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricPlaut1

it should accept the word 'inexpensive' as well as 'cheap,' I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael27b

for cheap versus inexpensive there is a lot of connotation with cheap which may not have been intended in the Ukrainian sentence. I feel dirty calling it cheap.


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

"This is very cheap drugstore" is not accepted? I thought that Це covered "this is" and "it is".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

You have to use "a" or "the". Otherwise of course, in this case "this is" and "it is" are interchangeable (you don't even have to have another language you're translating to or from, "this is" and "it is" in English itself would not change the sentence much).


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

How stupid. Yes, I see I forgot that. Good lord......


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/punk-hobbit

i have a hunch аптека is a loan word? I wonder what language it's from, since I know that pharmacy in afrikaans is apteek which seens to be loaned from the same place if my hunch is right


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

Here is what I found searching online:

Borrowed from Polish apteka, ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀποθήκη (apothḗkē).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terry974029

Sorry pal but drugstore isn't english


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

LOL! Cheeky Sagitta! Yes, "drugstore" most certainly is English. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terry974029

I think you will find that drugstore is an Americanism. In ENGLAND you would say either Chemist or Pharmacy

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