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  5. "ילדים, אתם צריכים לשים את הצ…

"ילדים, אתם צריכים לשים את הצלחות על השולחן."

Translation:Children, you need to set the plates on the table.

July 29, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/houthakker72

Should also accept "Children, you must put the plates on the table" I think


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomer530853

Must(חייב) and need(צריך) are two different things.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/houthakker72

Sure - the issue is not so much with the Hebrew as with imposing unnecessary friction (or distortion of Duolingo's review scheduling) on English speakers - the modal semantics of 'must' varies regionally - not necessarily the same in South Africa and England as in the US, for example.


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

Shouldn´t they accept "Children, you need to put the dishes on the table"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hadassah277241

I have never said to set the plates on the table in my life. In New York, although we may set the table, we PUT the plates on the table.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theresa754142

In October 2020, “put the plates on the table” was accepted.


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

I am getting tired of looking endlessly for the right translation words. I know it is about learning Hebrew but some of these very direct translations make it actually hard to avoid "technical" errors even though the sentence is understood.

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