"Lisidisĉelarandodelaseĝo."

Translation:He sat on the edge of the chair.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GastonDorren
GastonDorren
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Why cxe rather than sur or en?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jxetkubo
jxetkubo
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“[…] sur la rando” is certainly possible.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noluck999
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to all you native English speakers: Would 'he sat on the rim of the chair' be a possible translation, too? (esp. while thinking of one those wooden, round bistro chairs with a slightly elevated border as in the pic below - or a bar stool...) Or does that sound strange? (photo from www.trentfurniture.co.uk)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bearandbull
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to my ears it sounds fine although edge is much more common

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidTheStatue

To me, in any context, "he sat on the rim of the chair" sounds strange. I would always say "he sat on the edge of the chair" or "he sat on the edge of his chair".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BGXCB

Rim is strange to my ear, it's used more for containers like the rim of a cup, or the rim of a toilet seat. Edge is used for flat surfaces like a chair. I would also say "edge of the chair" sounds strange too, "edge of the seat" seems much more natural. Chair sounds more formal, like armchair/lounge chair where you relax into it, whereas seat sounds more informal, like a fold down seat at a sporting event, where one is more likely to be on the edge from excitement.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bricxjo
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We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Monster truck rally!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234
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Duo's definition of sport gets lazier each lesson...

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeRS562

It says "Sxi" on my screen.

2 years ago
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