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"De behöver mycket personal."

Translation:They need a lot of staff.

December 25, 2014

12 Comments


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

I wrote " They need more staff" that was wrong...the answer was " They need much staff" which sounds weird


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

"They need a lot of staff" does also work. It's wrong to say that they need more staff because that would be "mer", not "mycket", in Swedish. The sentence tells us that they need a lot of staff, but it doesn't tell us weather they have all staff they need or if they need more to get as much staff as they need.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatalieBoa3

It is weird. You can't say that in English.


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

The way to say it in English would be "they need a lot of staff". Using much in this context just sounds weird


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

Why is "personnel" not accepted?


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

Huh...it is now. I wrote "they need a lot of personnel" and it was correct. Guess they changed it. :)


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

"They need many personnel," isn't accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah21189

"many" is "många"


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

"A lot" is synonymous with "many." Both are correct translations. "Mycket" directly translates as "much," but that would be grammatically incorrect in English. Since "many" is closer to "much" than "a lot" it's the better translation in this instance.


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

Although I consider myself a native English speaker, my grammar leaves much to be desired.. Would "they need many staff" work too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HnL.
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No, that wouldn't sound right. 'A lot of staff' or 'lots of staff' sounds more natural


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

Why isn't "they need many personnel" accepted?

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