"Tell me again, is my mom at your place?"
Translation:Скажи ещё раз, моя мама у тебя?
Based on how this thread looks, I may not find an answer here, but I have two questions:
1) Why is it "у" versus "в"? How do you determine which to use for "at"?
2) How is "your place" indicated? I'm assuming by "тебя", but I don't quite understand why. I know it is "you" or indicative of speaking directly to someone. It seems to me the translation would be more along the lines of, "Tell me again, is my mom with you?" which can be very different from being at your place.
I looked on the internet and "y" correspond to "by, close to" and "B" correspond to "in, inside". "your place" is a bad translation, in english it would be something like "close to you", which in russian is translated "у тебя". The problem here is that russian and english are very different and some expression just can't be translated in a perfect way
скажите is the plural form, to be used with вы instead of ты... This would be way more polite, and thus should be the best answer in this course segment about politeness! Please report it as correct, and let's hope they update the answers.
But then, wouldn't it have to be combined with у вас in the second part?
So I guess it is the combination of скажите and у тебя that gets us marked as wrong.
Can someone tell me how or when to use "скажите" vs "скажи"? The both mean "tell me", no? What am I missing?
Скажите is more formal or plural, so used with вы. Скажи is less formal and singular, so used with ты.
Скажи ещё раз, моя мама у вас? is yet another of the answers inexplicably marked wrong.
Вас and скажи do not match. Скажи езё раз, моя мама у тебя would work because the politeness matches throughout the whole sentence. If you use вас you must also use скажите
How is the "me" implied in "Скажи ещё раз"?
I kind of want a мне In there somewhere?
"ещё раз" must come after "Скажи"? Why? Why not "Ещё раз cкажи, моя мама у тебя?"
how do you phonetically transcribe ещё ? I don't have a russian keyboard on my work computer. I've tried everything possible: eshhyo, yeshcho, yesho, yeshyo.
I can't find what duolingo will accept!