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"La universidad tiene dos bibliotecas."

Translation:The university has two libraries.

4 months ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Thought I would mention how there are many English words such as "university" which end in "ITY" that can be changed to Spanish by merely switching the "ITY" to "DAD”. "DAD" is the Spanish equivalent of the English "ITY".

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Also, they are all feminine nouns.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"ITY" is replaced with "IDAD" here.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia830075

Will you please tell me what was wrong. I typed the number 2 instead of the word two. Why was this marked as wrong?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Duolingo is inconsistent like that because variously different people work up the "challenges" (as Duolingo calls the problems).

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekihoo

Now here is a vague expression; I have noted, that 'biblioteca´/ library can semantically be a room/ place with books, or an authority who gathers, preserves and loans books. It's not clear which meaning is at use here, not in English nor in Spanish, I dislike that.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
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I think it's pretty clear in both languages the distinction between the place and the person.

the library - la biblioteca

the libraries - las bibliotecas

the librarian - el bibliotecario (m) la bibliotecaria (f)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_Pr
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The authority can be an institution, not simply a person. A single building can have multiple libraries within it.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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It is the same in English. I can have a library at home, from which I do not necessarily loan books. I also go to the county library and the university library which both do loan books. Many words have more than one meaning and some words have very different meanings. This word is not so bad. Which language are you, ekihoo, used to that is more specific?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AsitGanguly
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While saying the full sentence, pronunciation shows that last part of 'universidad' gets attached to first part of 'tiene' and last part of 'tiene' is attached to 'dos'. Is there any rule how this is done, so that we learn authentic pronunciation.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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There are no rules for that. Just start speaking. You'll automatically start mushing words together once you get more versed in the language.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hippoposthumous

Doesn't accept school, corrected me with "uni". College is commonly referred to as school. See the classic Rodney Dangerfield movie "back to school", lawschool, medical school, etc...

2 months ago

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Were you given "collegio" ? I was given "universidad" to translate. "Colegio" can be translated as school. A university is a school, but not all schools are universities. So, it makes sense to me.

2 months ago