"वह एक घंटा खेलता है ।"

Translation:He plays for an hour.

July 31, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darius568602

This excercise is killing me. It doesn't except normal translations, you have to submit the right awkward one, except when you do translate literally, suddenly you have to submit the correct one. At least be consequent: OR completely literal ones OR grammatically correct ones. OR accept both types of answers.


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

OR is it not even better DL to reduce the number of translations from Hindi to English in favor of the translations from English to Hindi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ba2122

He plays for one hour was marked wrong, why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gita-ji

Was accepted as an alternative for me (10/21).


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

There is "for" missing


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

In Hindi, you don't need it.

You could also say वह एक घंटे 'के लिए' for) खेलता है, but it's not necessary.


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

You don't need it in English either. "He plays an hour" is universally understood by native speakers. Yet, we are forced into using it here.


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

If के लिए is implied but omitted, shouldn't the sentence be वह एक घंटे खेलता है? That is, घंटे rather than घंटा?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arathi9

What you said is right as well. Duolingo is showing the textbook Hindi.


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

How can I know if it is : for an hour or since an hour?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arathi9

For an hour would be एक घंटे के लिए Since an hour would be एक घंटे से


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arathi9

What you translated must've been right but duolingo only seems to be taking one answer. There's different versions of answers.


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

This sentence is not grammatically correct. It is confusing that duo lingo sometimes accepts grammatically correct usages and other times gives usages which are normally not acceptable in English as correct answers.


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

So it is correct to say both घंटे and घंटा? The oblique case is not required? Which one is more common in spoken Hindi?

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