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"У вас є тепле пальто?"

Translation:Do you have a warm overcoat?

October 19, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellebi09

Why the form with "have got" and inversion (have you got a.warm coat) is not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

"Have you got..." is such informal (and frankly, ugly) English, especially with the usage of the formal Ukrainian "вас." A better translation would be "Do you have...." The verbs "to have" and "to get" are redundant when used together this way.

If you must use "have you got...," then the familiar Ukrainian should be used. "У тебе є тепле пальто?" Or "Ти маєш тепле пальто?"


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

Is the English word "tepid" related to the Ukrainian "тепле" (i.e. from the Latin "tepidus")?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlanG64

Neither is from Latin, but all 3 of those are related, going all the way bay to the Proto-Indo-European *tep.

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