"También se puede buscar por autor y obra."
Translation:It can also be searched by author and work.
I contend that the impersonal "se puede buscar" is better translated as "one can find" rather than "you can find." It certainly should not marked as incorrect.
I think both of those are acceptable translations of the impersonal se in this case (and as such, both should be acceptable answers).
I agree, that is actually the most accurate way to translate the sentence IMHO. After all, it is impersonal.
I just got marked right for 'one can search. . . ' on May 5th. Either it's been reported and updated or it didn't like 'find' instead of 'search'
With the verb buscar, no preposition. Buscar means to search for, or to seek, and for example "Buscar el autor" means "To search for the author."
Wouldn't it be "Buscar al autor", because "autor" is a human being and the preposition "a" is needed in that case?
My trick is to look for an English verb that behaves the same way - in this case, "to seek". It's a little awkward, but it works:
- "buscar el autor" == "to seek the author"
- "buscar por autor" == "to seek by author"
Sometimes you can't find one, but most often you can.
I know there's a better link that explains this little better but I can't find it right now. Here's a list of some of those verbs. http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com/grammar/verb/verbswithprep-none2.html
I got marked wrong putting look for. The correction said look by. Its another one without context isn't clear
When you are talking about two different searches,then it is "by author or by work" (I would say title, but they won't accept that here.) If you are looking for a particular author then you would say "look for". So, searching by author is a way to look for a book written by a particular author.
Talk about nitpicky... "You also can search by author and work" (my entry) was not correct, but "Also you can search by author and work" was. I work in a library and we would say the former, not the latter.
...and I would say "You can also search by author and work." , it depends what you are emphasizing. "you also" not just I, "can also search" focuses on the action being also possible, "Also" at the beginning of the sentence, is like saying "and another thing" or "besides what I already told you" The fact is that "tambien" can also be put elsewhere.
"Also you can look for the author and work." Shouldn't this should be marked correct.
No, "search by author and work" is how you look for something. You are actually looking for a book.
obra maestra = masterpiece. What surprised me here is the por after the buscar which I had learned included a built-in preposition.
"look for a particular thing" would not need a preposition, but "search by" does not mean the same thing. It is a way to look for something.
"Also you can search by author and work" was accepted. I think this is sometimes called "impersonal 'se'". My grammar book says that many pronouns can be used to express this impersonal idea: You, One, We, They, Anyone, Everyone, People.
There are lists of authors and lists of works by title. They just wanted us to learn this word "obra", but we would normally say by title. We would say "search by author and title", but they insist on "work" for "obra". We look for the title of the work. It is an expression that we just say "title" while they just say "work".. Notice we don't say "the name of the author."
One also can search by author and work should be accepted as well as One can also search by author and book.
Where “also” is placed changes the meaning.
One also, not just “I” or “They” or other pronoun.
“can also search”, not just “ask about” or other verb.
"Se" by itself usually means "one" or more informally the general sense of "you" or "we" meaning everyone or all. For example: No se hace eso!" = You don't do that! or One doesn't do that or We don't do that!
It can also be reflexive with an el or ella to which it can refer in the sense of he, himself or she, herself . Context is very important, but in a single sentence without context, go for the meaning "one".
Buscar is to look for...why does it now mean search? AND, what is the difference between looking for and searching for.
Not much difference when you use the same preposition, but it is "search by" which is a method of looking for something. When you search by author, you are using a list of authors or a search engine which can go through an online list of authors. “Look for” requires a noun to follow directly afterwards so to say this you would say “look for a book by author and title (work is used instead of title in this sentence).
Please explain to me why "Also you can look for the author and work" is incorrect?
"Search by author and work" is a way to look for something. The item that is being looked for could be a book. I can look for a book by author and title, so “search” is convenient since it does not require a noun directly afterwards.
Thinking of a data base: "It can also search by author and work." Got bumped by "it. .
A data base doesn't search. A search engine can be used to search through a database though.
https://www.thoughtco.com/impersonal-verb-spanish-3079905 Spanish uses the reflexive when we would use the passive voice.
It will also accept "Also you can search by author and work." We did learn the form to use with usted. We have even had reflexive verbs before. You are learning right now by doing which is what Duolingo often does. They use a reflexive form here for when we are likely to use the passive voice. https://www.thoughtco.com/impersonal-verb-spanish-3079905
Por favor, que un nativo Inglés me explica porqué "as well" no fue aceptado para "también" ... Me parece que "as well" se puede usar también... :-)
After being told I was wrong twice with what should be correct answers, according to the hints one gets when hovering over the words, I typed the EXACT translation given as the correct answer. Still I was told the answer is wrong. This is clearly an mistake by duolingo.
What exactly did you type and was this the Translate from Spanish to English? Or listen to Spanish and write in Spanish? Take a screenshot and put it in your error report.
ACCORDING TO DUOLINGO'S OWN DAMN DEFINITIONS, OBRA MEANS PERFORMANCE, NOT WORK! I AM SICK OF BEING MARKED WRONG USING THEIR OWN DAMN DEFINITIONS!
“Obra” has more than one meaning, please find the meaning that best fits into the sentence. We are talking about an “author” so we are looking for a definition that has to do with literature. Here is a dictionary or two:
http://www.wordreference.com/sinonimos/Obra The best definition that has to do with literature is “work”.
Please indicate the entire sentence that you put if you want help to find out why something was not accepted. Look up could work in a different sentence. This one contains the expression “ search by author and work”.