"Acest oraș conține multe palate."

Translation:This city has many palaces.

December 4, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff572054

I agree. A city has a lot of or many palaces. "Contains" is a slavish and unnatural translation mot-a-mot of "a contine."

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenYoung84

At first I thought you meant Slavic!

November 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

yeah has should work as well

April 10, 2019

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

Why "a lot of palaces" is impossible?

December 4, 2016

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

To me was accepted ”a lot of palaces”, but not ”the town”. On the other hand, I think that in the both languages the word ”conține”/”contains” is improper for this phrase. A city or a town ”has” many palaces or a lot of palaces, not ”contains”. We can say ”a book contains many pages or pictures” or ”the box contains toys” etc, just to specify the content of a object.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387241

+1 These kinds of so-called errors are driving me nuts. You never say a "city contains", it should be a "city has"

November 17, 2017
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