"This lion has been living in our yard for one week."

Translation:Ce lion habite dans notre jardin depuis une semaine.

May 28, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kao2127

"Has been living" cannot just be "habite"


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

It can. The 'present perfect continuous + for' tranlates to the French "présent + depuis". An action that started in the past but is still going on in the present is expressed in French with the present.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dss0G25vVm8


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

I am not a gramarian ... I wish I were.


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

Should "il y a une semaine" or "pour une semaine" also work?

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