"Currently, more than half of the world's population lives in cities."
Translation:Actualmente, más de la mitad de la población mundial vive en las ciudades.
Yes, but in a sentence like this one we are more likely to say "mundial" than "del mundo", it's more "elegantly" phrased.
When you're comparing, you use que, when you're saying more than a specific amount. Más de. Tengo más de 1.000 dólares en mi cuenta y creo que tengo más dinero que Bill Gates..
To me, currently does not mean the same as actually. Why can we not use ya?
Ya is already. Ahora is now. Actualmente is "currently" in Spanish. It's a false friend, sounding like "actually".
Ya, you'd think something like "en este momento" would be more accurate.
I doubt we had the same sentences, but in mine the 2nd sentence had hacia scattered throughout, which means towards.
In Spanish "half = la mitad", we do not use "mitad" without the article "la", we can say also "media", without the article, but in this case it sounds clumsy, in other cases it is all the same. For example: "La mitad de la clase faltó = media clase faltó". Although "media clase" is more informal.
Does "actualmente" mean "now" too? "Currently" and "actually" have entirely different meanings in English.
Some of the display of the spanish sentence could not be seen, the sentence was to long for the display box
Actualmente, más [QUE] la mitad de la población mundial vive en ciudades.
I knew about "mundial" and "del mundo" but i also saw the difference "en ciudades" vs "en las ciudades" so I thought that was the trick as in most of other exercises, but both sentences are marked as correct.
there is a technical issue. I tried to click on the right answer, but 3 times, it would not permit me to choose it. The only way I could proceed was to choose a known incorrect answer.
Yes, I had a similar problem with this exercise. I'm currently using a Kindle Fire HDX 8 .9. The last answer (which is incorrect) overlaps the "Check" button and I had a heck of a time trying to press it. I had the exercise twice and the first time I had to choose the wrong answer in order to get out of it. When I went to report a problem, I saw that Duo has not only eliminated a lot of the options but has also eliminated the comments. Either they smugly think the remaining options are the only possibilities or they just don't want to be bothered! I think this was a terrible decision on their part. In a situation like this, I would probably try to find a moderator (their picture/icon/avatar is circled in green) and post to their stream, but it seems they have eliminated that function also! I am not able to post to anyone's stream any longer!!! The owl is becoming decidedly unfriendly and I don't like it.