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"Turysta niesie plecak."

Translation:The tourist is carrying a backpack.

December 19, 2015


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    I can't be entirely sure but I think the reason "the tourist carries a backpack" is not allowed is because there is a difference between "niesc" and "nosic". one is something you are doing right now (i am carrying a backpack) and the other is habitual (i carry my purse whereever i go). (this is just my russian knowledge so someone please correct me if I'm wrong!!!!)


    I also said carries but I see your point and I do understand there is a difference between niesc and nosic - good observation - thank you


    I thought nieść meant 'carry' and nosić meant 'wear' as in a piece of clothing. I can understand why 'nosić' wouldn't be accepted for non-clothing items, but I don't understand why the habitual 'carries' isn't accepted here as a translation of 'niesie'.


    Well, 'carry' is definitely a Verb of Motion, and those do show the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous.

    So "nosić" means either "to wear" or "to carry".

    "nieść" means "to be carrying". "mieć na sobie" means "to be wearing".



    noun [C] /ˈrʌksæk/ UK › a bag that you carry on your back plecak


    for those wondering, 'turysta' is masculine (feminine would be 'turystka')


    Why not is carrying a backpack?


    That's exactly the main answer that I see now.


    Why not "The tourist is wearing a backpack"?


    "niesie" does not translate to "is wearing" (although "nosi" translates to both "carries" and "wears"). That would be "Turysta ma na sobie plecak".

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