"Я люблю читать энциклопедию."

Translation:I like to read an encyclopedia.

March 3, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie368826

I think "I like to read an encyclopaedia" is a very strange sentence in English. You'd probably more likely say "I like to read encyclopaedias" or the more specific "I like to read this encyclopaedia".

March 24, 2016

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

In my experience growing up in the U.S., we probably would have said "I like to read the encyclopedia" even if we weren't talking about a specific one. Even more so with dictionaries: it would always have been "I like to read the dictionary," never "a dictionary."

Of course, today no one has an encyclopedia and everyone reads Wikipedia instead.

June 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daya280474

yea the english sentence here really needs the article "an" or "the" or the s on encyclopedias to sound more natural. hmm what do you call multiple encyclopedias? are we all wrong?

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

It all depends on context. What do you do to occupy yourself during long plane trips? "I like to read an encyclopedia". OK, it's still a strange sentence :-) But in a context of this sort at least it isn't grammatically strange.

April 5, 2016

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

Я тоже это любил когда я был маленький... Как сказать "nerd" по-русски?

March 3, 2016

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

Maybe "ботаник". We had a 30-volume encyclopedia when I was little. I wasn't able to finish reading it before I left home.

March 22, 2016

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

Ha ha, my hubby used to make fun of me for reading the encyclopedia... I still have mine in storage, along with Grove's Dictionary of Music in 24 volumes. :)

June 17, 2016

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

We would see 'the' here, not 'an'.

November 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasper241737

Omg me too!

August 11, 2017

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

Why not "I love to read the encyclopedia"?

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KH40bu

I thought it said it has Encephelitis. That would have made more sense.

July 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chad108656

"encyclopedia" is always used with the in English

July 24, 2019
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