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"Ĉu ĉi tiu palaco enhavas korton?"

Translation:Does this palace contain a courtyard?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rapn21
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There's been so many times I've visited a friends palace but not known how to ask this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomCanadian12
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how embarrassing

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klinpo
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English is not my native language, and I was wondering, wouldn't it be "contains" in this case.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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I'm a native english speaker, and sadly the answer is no. "Does the palace contains a courtyard?" sounds strange to me. I have no idea why it's wrong, but sadly it is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeptimusBones
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Verbs take an -s ending in third person, but only once. In a question, 'does' already has the ending, therefore it is not added to 'contain'. This is why 'contains' is wrong here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oceanotti
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Could it be simply Does this palace have a courtyard?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeptimusBones
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In regards to meaning, yes, it would be more or less the same thing. However, since Duolingo usually wants a pretty direct translation when possible, we need 'contain' for 'enhavas', instead of 'have' which would be 'havas' in Esperanto.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oceanotti
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Dankon!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raztastic
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Do, kiel oni diras "court", se "korto" signifas "courtyard"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephenH0
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A law court is "kortumo" or "tribunalo" and a royal court is (I think) "kortego".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephieRice
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Kia palaco ne enhavas korton?!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Owen5076
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Try saying "Ĉu ĉi tiu" twice as fast!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AiSENMA
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Not yet, as you just mentioned! But still, an interesting feature for a memory palace. I'll consider adding one.

1 year ago