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"It is a big square."

Translation:Det er en stor plads.

June 8, 2015

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

Why does it say the correct answer is firkant, (square the shape) rather than plads or torvet?


[deactivated user]

    A square could both be a shape and a town square, so both should be correct in Danish (firkant, plads, torv).


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

    Why is "Den er en stor plads" incorrect?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLL1BV8Jp5

    Why is "Det er en stor torv" incorrect?


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

    torv is not an en word; it's an et word.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Asa674204

    Duolingo translating everything as just "square" is intentionally confusing. As an English speaker, I only use that word to refer to the shape. If they're talking about a town square, why don't they just say town square? Any why isn't "plaza" an acceptable response, since they are 100% synonymous in English and "plaza" and "plads" share the same etymology?

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