"El año mil setecientos ochenta y cinco."

Translation:The year seventeen eighty-five.

7 months ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aaronbilger

Is this the form we should really use for years though? Would the two digit, two digit grouping norm of English sound weird to Spanish speakers (i.e. año diecisiete ochenta cinco)?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliav0
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I think so, I speak Hebrew, Arabic and French and that's the only way to say it in these languages, I never heard another language which uses this type of years reading except English... And yes, it sounds weird

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John207440

Again, the "and" is not required.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/singlaamit

What is the purpose of word 'mil' in this phrase? We are not using thousand anywhere here.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hatejusthate

The spanish for it is literally "year one thousand 700 80 and 5" adds together as 1785

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHandShand

Its just math. 1000 (mil) + 700 + 85 =1785. One word for each. So then we clearly need 'mil'.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fripzi
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el año 1785

what's wrong ??

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBond-007

It wants the answer in English "The year 1785."

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBond-007

I tried "The year 1785." and it was marked wrong. After several attempts, just for grins, I tried "The year 1685". ... It was marked CORRECT. I believe there is a bug on the DL side.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobwhite209

Don't know how to report this...

I incorrectly wrote, "The year 1685" and rather than tell me I was wrong (which I certainly was) Duo marked me correct and said I had a typo.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rassilon

Quite a typo. Only a century off, LOL.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonas810160

Not sure why this one doesn't work. I spoke very clearly. I do use the Castilian C/Z, but that hasn't been an issue before

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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It rejected "The year one thousand seven hundred eighty-five." Reported 09 April 2018.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterYods
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I think it is right that it was rejected, since years are not numbered like that in English. It should accept 'The year seventeen eighty-five.'

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karen324451

It accepts it now

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ibra942114

I also Wonder Where is the " mil " in this number.. Im confused

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GruvTrain

It doesn't accept "1785", despite the fact that adding "the year" is entirely superfluous.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJKaiser27
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Superfluous, maybe, but you're being asked to translate something to show your understanding (and often a literal translation is best). So for this, spelling the year numbers is part of it.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LOGANSATHE

Ur game is trash!!!!!####

3 months ago
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