"They can obtain more money."

Translation:Ellos pueden obtener más dinero.

5 years ago

37 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/koyunlar

why cannot we use "conseguir" in this sentence?

I am not very clear about the diference(s) between conseguir and obtener.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kcmurphy
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I think it's just Duolingo being literal. It seems to prefer exact word-to-word translations most of the time. So...

Obtener -- to obtain

Conseguir -- to get

They mean basically the same, but you might want to stick strictly to these definitions on Duolingo. Sorry :(

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lworley214

Unfortunately, Duolingo used conseguir in this exact sentence, when asking me to translate from Spanish to English! But, when translating from English to Spanish, it marked conseguir as wrong. (I personally like obtener.)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gailkw1

They did the same thing to me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EdK4kY

Conseguir is accepted now, 21N 2015

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AyoTa.SA

Hola, i have taken a screenshot to this useful comment i found it earily in another discussion. I hope that may help you,Gracias( forgive me for my bad English l'm not a native speaker http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/ELkTRa_SoUL/Mobile%20Uploads/shot_2014-03-18_21-43-43.png

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoniaSanch13

It says "they" but "they" in English can refer to either male or female so I dont see why I am marked incorrect when i select both "ellos" and "ellas"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christa627

Well, "ellos ellas pueden..." doesn't make sense...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lukecomer

Ellos is the male "they" and ellas is the female version. In spanish everything is either femal or male, for example "la mesa". Hope this helps :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lukecomer

They are seperate variations so have slightly different meanings

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mlndpm67
mlndpm67
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I got the "obtain water" wrong when I didn't include conseguir. I used it here and got it wrong!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SherrieAllyn

That's the option I chose: "Ellos pueden obtener mas dinero." (with the accent over the a in mas). But I keep getting marked wrong. Why?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I think the use of consegiur connotes more of an achievement, an attainment, rather than just acquisition.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sej
sej
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I still don't get why it is "conseguir agua" but "obtener el/más dinero" :( both sound like 'acquisition' to me, and maybe the money more of an achievement than the water?...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koyunlar

Thank you for the clarification.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SherrieAllyn

I keep writing the correct answer but Duolingo keeps marking me wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IllinIrish20

I have tried for two consecutive days to submit the "Ellos pueden obtener mas dinero" answer, but every time I do, it says I'm incorrect, then lists it as the correct answer. For good measure I tried the "Ellas..." option as well, with the same result. Please fix this. I'm getting frustrated.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Multiple choice? You have to select all the correct options, which is occasionally more than one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeStewar18

No answer is correct

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenzaSlima

I wrote ganar and it refused it. Ush.. Gaining money is obtaining money..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpencerPri4

Can you say "Eles pueden obtener más dinero"? Duo did not accept this. Why?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MysticWysteria

Ellos siempre pueden obtener más dinero que nosotros :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrett46357

Why is it ellos and not ellan?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrissie467643

There must an error as it says that all 3 options are wrong when i have tried all of them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Did you try marking two at the same time?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrsjgulley

No matter which statement i choose, it is all wrong

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terryedwar9

So what do I do to move on

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeStewar18

No ans

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshtonRile

Gosh. One letter

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshtonRile

I answered one one time. Wrong. Answered the other when it came up again. WRONG. I felt like drop kicking my phone

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Micherie69

Why not 'ustedes'?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaR348154

Why is dineros incorrect???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terryedwar9

Why cany I get on from here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaCarte17

I originally chose ellos and that was wrong!?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/darien937317

Grr

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilianoPe1

Lit

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jami479515

Its saying all 3 options are wrong..... Cant get past it

1 year ago
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