"I am going to need some pens."

Translation:Voy a necesitar algunos bolígrafos.

10 months ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Beth_Martin

Creo que Duo está equivocado y unos bolígrafos es una respuesta adecuada. Normalmente algunos y unos son intercambiable.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanFrle

Could it also be expressed as 'Voy a necesitar unos boligrafos'?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/king.coffey

I had this same question, so I Googled it. It seems yes, "unos" or "algunos" are pretty interchangeable. There are some subtle differences, tho. "Unos" are about specific items, "algunos" are general items.

So maybe in this sentence, without context, "algunos" makes more sense. (I'm going to need some pens, any pens). But you could use "unos" if you were going to need some specific pens.

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-any-difference-between-unos-and-algunos-in-Spanish

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeganAndMark

Not "unas plumas"?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Victoria314464

I thought it would be algún bolígrafo based on what I saw all last chapter. I feel like I'm always one step forward, 2 steps back.

2 months ago
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