"They can obtain more money."
Translation:Ellos pueden obtener más dinero.
why cannot we use "conseguir" in this sentence?
I am not very clear about the diference(s) between conseguir and obtener.
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 :(
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.)
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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"
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 :)
I got the "obtain water" wrong when I didn't include conseguir. I used it here and got it wrong!
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?
I think the use of consegiur connotes more of an achievement, an attainment, rather than just acquisition.
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?...
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.
Multiple choice? You have to select all the correct options, which is occasionally more than one.
There must an error as it says that all 3 options are wrong when i have tried all of them
I answered one one time. Wrong. Answered the other when it came up again. WRONG. I felt like drop kicking my phone