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"דקה אחת!"

Translation:One minute!

August 28, 2016

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

In another example, I translated דקה as "moment" and it was marked wrong. Here, I said "one moment" and it was marked correct. Please explain.


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

Generally: minute = דקה, moment = רגע. That said - specifically in this sentence - "!דקה אחת" can be used to tell someone to wait for a short period of time, so it can be translated as "one moment!" as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaftaliFri1

For the same reason I reported "a minute", I think that fits here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/synp
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What radagastthebrown said. minute is דקה and moment is רגע.

Still, in every language that I'm aware of "minute" and "second" are used for generic short periods of time. As in "wait a minute" or "hang on a second"

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