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"Cinco veces el gasto."

Translation:Five times the expense.

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5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/allelopath

In english, one is much more likely to say "5 times as expensive"

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Yes, a native English speaker would probably say this.

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lubita

thanks for the better translation, I was really confused about it though I understood every single word in the translation...

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neptune

A 'clunky' sentence in English.

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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It's not a sentence. It's a fraction.

The fraction used in an actual sentence: "If the gaming industry multiplies by five times the expense they put into game development, wouldn't that be something?" Source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/battlefield-3-could-have-50-million-marketing-budget-analyst-6323532

Spanish Example: Los políticos españoles aseguran que no hay alternativa a los recortes educativos. Pero los 22.000 millones que cuestan las diputaciones, de las que nadie ha sabido explicar su utilidad más allá de la colocación de políticos afines, suponen cinco veces el gasto educativo de la Comunidad de Madrid. Source: http://nauscopio.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/la-deseducacion-en-espana-el-no-esfuerzo-la-no-excelencia-el-no-merito-y-la-no-moralidad/

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https://www.duolingo.com/bluezone

I agree this is not a sentence; that's why I was lost on how to translate.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Objectivist
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I wrote '5 times as expensive' and thought it was strange it wasn't accepted; your explanation makes sense though.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I hope it helped you.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andree

if the tooltip shows "spend", and "spend" is used in the translation, it shall be correct and not reported incorrect.

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/meeuwisdlvw
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the verb is to spend, but her a noun is used: the expense

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrahamRawlinson

it allowed five times the cost, which we do say normally.

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