"My grandmother is at the post office."

Translation:Моя бабуся на пошті.

September 7, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterPerry2

Why isn't баба accepted?

September 7, 2015

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

баба has several connotations, one of them is quite pejorative. It sounds rude to say that about one's own grandma. It has slang meanings too(wench, broad, softy, milksop..) and can be misunderstood.

September 8, 2015

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

And yet we do say баба to refer to our grandmas. Especially in family conversations For example, I was taught to refer to my grandmas баба [name] and to grndpas дід [name]

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

Accepted now, not sure if in all exercises containing "grandmother"

January 18, 2019

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

why can't i say "Моя бабуся знаходиться на пошті."

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

You can, it's correct.

But not accepted here, please only use "to be" to translate :)

(I can elaborate why if you want)

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Conrad979215

I typed 'моя бабуся в пошті' and was marked wrong. When should i use на and в/у?

June 20, 2019
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