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"Де офіціант?"

Translation:Where is the waiter?

September 23, 2015

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

If I want to say "Waiter! There's a fly in my soup!" (A line from a classic American comedy skit for those unfamiliar) I guess I would say "Офіціант! Це муха в мій суп!" Just an educated guess.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Almost "У моєму супi муха!"

Edited


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

Thank you! I'm not yet familiar with the grammar form you used. Going by context, is that locative case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Yes locative

Also I edited for the correct case :) Sometimes even natives get confused


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

Thanks so much, or дуже дякую!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Anytime! You can even ask me directly if you get any more questions.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

You're welcome! Honestly I'm not sure how they called in English, I'll try and look it up for you when I get home


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

Does "ц" sounds the same in the front or middle of a word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deniko
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Please note we have two ц's in Ukrainian - the 'normal' one and the palatalized one. You can read about palatalization in Ukrainian here.

ц in офіціант is the palatalized one. It's exactly the same as ц in "ця", but not the same as ц in "цей", which is just your normal non-palatalized ц.

Palatalization doesn't depend on the position in the word - it can occur at the beginning, in the middle, at the end of a word. In spelling it depends on the next letter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena909466

"The waiter"? But in the previous exercise this word wasn't be accepted.

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