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Trouble translating a very large number

DaveRutan
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I hit a wall while translating a short fun fact from that tea company. In English it's:

About 1.3 billion pounds of peanuts are produced in Georgia each year.

The translation I got so far looks wrong to me:

Proksimume 1.3 miliardojn (da?) funtoj da ternuksoj estas produktitaj en Georgio ĉiujare.

I tried turning the sentence around to no avail. I remain perplexed by the '1.3 miliardojn (da?) funtoj da ternuksoj' part. I'm just not sure how to handle this. Thanks for any help.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jirka92122
jirka92122
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I would think you need both da's there. Miliardo is a noun and so requires a "da". Though I would say it actively (which doesn't really solve your particular perplexion:)

En Georgio oni produktas 1.3 miliardojn da funtoj da ternuksoj ĉiujare.

It might not sound good to repeat words, but I don't think it's wrong. Although, I am most definitely not an expert.

2 years ago

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DaveRutan
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At least my thought about the sentence was correct. A lot of these fun facts are phrased badly in English IMHO. Sometimes I absolutely have to rephrase them or they're impossible to translate. I think they'd make great exercises on Duo!

This particular one, I pulled out of the 'retired' section of the fun facts. That usually mean it's no longer true.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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First, convert to metric.

Second... what's the question -- is it about miliardo, funto, da, or something else?

2 years ago

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DaveRutan
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The question is: Is the translation to Esperanto grammatically correct (and) does it match the English meaning? Just seems like a lot of 'da's to be right.

2 years ago

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salivanto
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Looks good to me ... unless I'm missing something - dozens of buckets of peanuts.

2 years ago

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DaveRutan
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Dekduoj da siteloj da ternuksoj! (trifoje rapide!)

2 years ago
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