"Вы в городе или нет?"
Translation:Are you in the city or not?
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wondering that too it's a normal translation so should be accepted, especially since one russian sentence can have 3 or more translations in english
Городи is not a word or declension of город.
- город - Nominative singular - Это мой город - This is my city. /
- города - Genitive singular - В стране нет одного большого города - There is not a single big city in the country. /
- городу - Dative singular - Мы ехали к городу - We were driving towards the city. /
- город - Accusative singular - Мы приехали в город. - We arrived at the city. /
- городом - Instrumental singular - Мы летим над городом - We are flying over the city. /
- городе - Prepositional singular - Здание находится в городе - The building is located in the city. /
- города - Nominative plural - В Канаде красивые города - There are beautiful cities in Canada. /
- городов - Genitive plural - Это карта без городов - It is a map without cities. /
- городам - Dative plural - Мы гуляли по многим городам - We walked around many cities. /
- города - Accusative plural - Я вижу города там, там, и там. - I see cities there, there and there. /
- городами - Instrumental plural - Мы летели над всеми городами - We flew above all the cities. /
- городах - Prepositional plural - Во многих городах избирают мэра - They elect a mayor in many cities. /
>Городи is not a word
Actually it is a word. It's an imperative of "городить" which used to mean "to fence", "to enclose" or "to build". These days it only survives in some figurative expressions. "Не городи чушь" - "don't talk nonsence".
That has nothing to do with cities however :)
True. In town, yes. In city, no! So it really depends on whether the mods think the word городе should be allowed to also be called/learnt/known as town. If there is a different word for town ( and I'm going to guess there is) then it probably shouldn't be allowed.
However, in town is a set, known expression, VERY commonly used. So if it is okay to turn words into other words in order for us to say what we commonly say, there is that to take into consideration. I'm new to Duolingo and I don't know what is wanted or expected out of these translations.
@AClockwork 2 - It's said, but it, like many prepositions, tends to get pronounced with the word following it. If the following syllable starts with a consonant, then it also won't be a hard "V" sound, but more of a lighter, hybrid... f-v sound. Like "fgor-o-de".
You can hear this in words like вчера (which sounds more like "fchera") or вторник ("ftornik"). Also makes pronunciation important - вчера ("fchera" / yesterday) is not the same as вечер/вечера ("vecher" / evening).
Today Duo Lingo has a new format (since yesterday). I noticed that included in this new format, now when we have to click the microphone to repeat a sentence, the first time you don't get it right it now marks it wrong & says "Correct Solution"; it no longer says "Oops, try that one again!" (In other words, it no longer gives us a second chance. This is most disappointing!) I preferred the previous format, especially as the accents on the computer are not always precise, and neither is is easy to enunciate precisely into the microphone. Russian is hard enough to get right!!
го́род (górod) [ˈɡorət] m inan (genitive го́рода, nominative plural города́, genitive plural городо́в) "city, town; downtown": From Proto-Slavic *gordъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *gardas, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰordʰos, from base Proto-Indo-European *gʰerdʰ- (“to enclose, to grasp”), either directly or possibly via Proto-Germanic *gardaz, whence English yard. Cognate with Dutch gaard, gaarde. Doublet of град (grad), a borrowing from Old Church Slavonic.