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Доколко финалът на съществуване на селището при с. Иваново датира от началото на късния халколит.

The use of "доколко" in the above sentence is somewhat mystifying to me. All my dictionaries say that "доколко" is a question word, and if you google "доколко", all the examples you get are indeed questions. But the above sentence is not a question, it's a statement. So what does "доколко" mean when it is used to introduce a statement?

For learning: Bulgarian
Base language: English
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    Aha. I see. The idea is that they want to find information about the mound and about it's end of existence.
    'Доколко съществуването датира..' - в смисъл: датира ли то въобще от началото на късния халколит или не и до каква степен? - Indirect question. I think we have indirect question here.

    Доколко (adverb and conjunction.) - до каква степен, колко, до какъв предел, докъде. Could be used in direct or in indirect question. Examples:
    Доколко можем да му се доверим? Не зная доколко можем да му се доверим.
    Трябва да помислим за това. Доколко въобще е възможно да стане.

    I'm afraid I am not very good in explanation. Anyway, hope this helps.

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