"Скільки коштує ця сметана?"

Translation:How much does this sour cream cost?

July 5, 2016

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

Smetana is not simply sour cream, it is a specifically Eastern European product

It exists as a word in English too and should be accepted as a correct translation

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/smetana#English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniel.joh5

Can't you say smetana in english? Does it have to be sour cream?


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

When chatting with my Ukrainian friend (in English) we always call сметана "smetana" and never call бутерброд a "sandwich". These are specifically Eastern European products which don't directly correspond to sour cream and sandwiches.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarryLord1

I wrote "smetana" but it's marked wrong. It's a mistake. Perhaps they'll also insist that we invent an English word for водка. Maybe they could start by using a proper Slavic word for вебдизайн.

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