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"I had to do something."

Translation:Musiałem coś zrobić.

August 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

Why can't I use "robić"?


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

Well... that would mean something in the direction of "I was bored, I had to find something to do, that's why I started cooking and accidentally burnt the house", while "zrobić" is more like "I had to act".

But I'm not sure if the first interpretation is not allowed for "I had to do something", so if you still think it is, then I guess we're gonna have to add it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

Then I think "robić" would be a very rare translation, though some contexts would probably allow it. So I don't think it should be added.


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

"Musiałem coś robić" does make a lot of sense to me (without burning the house), but I'd translate it to "I needed to do something".


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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StewartGra12

miałem coś zrobić. - not ok to use? 'miałem' is 'I had' isn't it?

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