"I will paste a sheet of paper."
I have a bug when I click on "paste". It shows me the app try to show me the equivalent in Japanese, but it remain a little black window and nothing else. It's hard to explain in words.
I'm not on the Japanese section anymore because I tested out of the whole class when they first offered it... But I've been thinking about this, and I realized I don't think there is a literal translation for paste (as a verb)... はる means to stick on, and to paste would be understood through context...maybe
I think the translation of this sentence is correct, but rather awkward to read in English. It doesn't really make sense without an object.
It is more like covering something, like a box, with paper, or putting up wallpaper, or patching something...I don't think it has anything to do with a stamp lol
Ah, that makes more sense then! I am used to people saying "post" instead of "paste". Thanks for helping me understand!
Paste a piece of paper? I am unfamiliar with this concept. I had to take a guess and I've already forgotten the answer. They mean to put a stamp on it, right?
The English sentence is definitely wrong. It sounds like it's saying they're pouring paste on a piece of paper or something
diamantis8, Japanese tenses are different than English tenses. Some of them have more than one function that is then clarified by context. So, I think the sentence is both "I paste paper" and "I will paste paper". I invite someone more proficient to correct me if I am wrong. :)
It can mean either; present and future tense does not have separate conjugations. (Note that ongoing present tense is different though, as in "I am pasting".) You have to infer the meaning by context, and since there is none in Duolingo, either translation should be accepted.
I agree with what you're trying to say, but i think it should be かみをいちまいはります。if you would translate it from Eng to Jap. From the given Jap sentence it would be better translated like "I will paste the paper."