"Папа уже у него?"

Translation:Is Dad already at his place?

November 4, 2015



this doesn't really make sense in english translation

November 9, 2015


Is papa already with him was accepted by duo

August 8, 2018


This sentence makes sense to mean when it's translated in English but that is because English is not my first language.When it says is that already at his.I think of his as a shortened phrase of his place.

April 22, 2017


Yes it does. What doesn't make sense to you?

November 13, 2015


I agree that "Is Dad already at his" shouldn't really be accepted as a correct translation, as it isn't really a correct sentence in English.

November 19, 2015


It actually is, it's just not the most eloquent way of saying it.

November 10, 2018


It does if 'his' is someone else's house.

November 23, 2015


Why was this downvoted so much

March 29, 2019


Grateful if someone could explain to me the difference of meaning of У in У МЕНЯ ЕСТ and У in this context ?

January 17, 2016


Both mean 'at'. У мена есть - (literally) AT my (place) there is Папа у него - dad is AT his place It's just that Russian use the phrase "at my place there is" for possesion. But don't take it literally. It translates to plain "I have".

June 2, 2017


Okay this was a gamechanger for me thank you makes so much sense I shoulda realized it earlier

March 14, 2019


Could we not say, 'Is dad already home?'

November 4, 2015


"Dad is already home" would be "Папа уже дома".
"Is dad already home?" would be "Папа уже дома?"

April 9, 2016


What if Dad is at one of his friends' place? Because I thought he was just at some friends' house and hanging out with him.

June 25, 2018


But isn't it exactly the same meaning as "at his place"? Therefore, shouldn't it be an alternative correct translation, even more natural in spoken English?

July 23, 2018


Thanks Carlosgns.

April 10, 2016


Is father already at his place or house? Both should be correct translations since the word "house" is implied. Is like using "chez moi, chez toi, etc." in French.

December 5, 2015


Why can't this work? "Dad is already at his place?"

November 9, 2015


If you want to make a question you must invert verb order and say "IS DAD already...".
If you say "DAD IS already..." you are not making a question, but a statement.

March 31, 2016


Yes and no... If word order was the only consideration that would be true, but in spoken English it is possible to make a question of a statement by adjusting the tone. (in my experience this usually happens when one is surprised by something)

March 31, 2016


I notice that the г sound seems to vary depending on where it is. If it's at the beginning, it sounds like a G, but if it's in the middle (него) or at the end, it's more like a V. Is this correct? (This also seems to be the case for the д, which at the end of words sounds more like a T). Is there a rule our way we can remember (and help with spelling)?

August 31, 2018


There are 2 relevant pronunciation rules. One is the pairing of voiced and invoiced consonants, which results in д being pronounced as т at the end of a word. The other is the special case of г being pronounced as в in most occurrences of -его or -ого (but not all, in много, for example, it is pronounced as г).

January 21, 2019


I dont understand this. How is у used here?

April 13, 2017


"У" means loosely "belonging to", although it seems to usually be translated as "by" or "at". But when you say "У него есть кошка" you are saying "Belonging to him there is a cat". Which is much more naturally said in English as "He has a cat".

However, "У него", on its own, means "his place" (the location where things that belong to him are)and that's the meaning used here.

In some cases, the English translation could just be a possessive with no noun: "I'm going over to Vanya's", meaning Vanya's house, Vanya's place. Looking at the other comments, it looks like DuoLingo sometimes tries to apply that rule to this phrase and suggest "Is Dad already at his", but that is painfully wrong to a native English speaker.

I think there are some phrases where it could be unclear whether "У него" means "he owns it" versus "it is at his house". But in this case, only the "at his place" meaning makes sense -- although without context, you can't say for sure whether the "his place" is Dad's place or the place of some other male person in the story. It could be "Is that Vanya on the phone? Is Dad at his place yet?"

April 16, 2017


Thanks for making this easier to understand.

March 15, 2018


It looks like does he have papa already.

August 8, 2018


Is dad already with him

August 8, 2018


With the lord

December 13, 2018


Duo doesn't like "pop" for 'papa.'

August 29, 2018


In English you can say, "I'll be at Laura's tonight" and it's understood that i mean her place. That's how this phrase makes sense.

August 31, 2018


I seriously thought 'Does he already have a dad?'

December 5, 2018


Can this mean both "Is Dad already at his (own) place?" and "Is Dad already at his (some other guy's) place?" ?

February 28, 2019


I think you would use "у своего" to mean "at his own place", but I'm not 100% certain.

February 28, 2019


Свой is reflexive. It refers bsck to whoever was the subject of the sentence. So yes, I think it would work that way here.

March 1, 2019


Hmmm so if the sentence means "Is Dad already at his place", why isn't "в" used for the "at"?

March 2, 2019


Короче,долго мне этот язык учить))))

August 3, 2017


I don't really understand this sentence. What do the words mean?

August 24, 2017


I grasp every single word. Still, I can't make head or tail of that sentence.

September 22, 2017


Ok but why does г sound like a в in the text to speech??

February 6, 2018


I also hear в and I don't really get why it isn't в, when в marks a place that you are at ?? When do you use в and when do you use у ??

June 23, 2018


В references the place, У references the owner of the place.

In colloquial British English, I can invite someone to visit by saying "Come back to mine" . I could also say "Come to the house". In both instances, "my house" is what is implied, but it the former I have omitted what sort of place I live in, and in the latter I haven't confirmed that I live there.

Russian uses different prepositions for these two constructions.

January 21, 2019


Why does него sound more like нево? Is that just an affectation of the simulated voice, or is there some principle that applies?

September 8, 2018


In some cases the г sound does indeed make a в sound. Его, него are both examples of this.

January 25, 2019


I initially translated this to mean "Does dad already have it"

November 17, 2018


I know i am not ebglish native speaker but can any one explane me do i can say. "my father is at his place ? "

December 1, 2018


You could say "my father is already at his place?" if you were surprised to find out he was already there. I think the same construction would work in Russian as well.

December 2, 2018


the russian translation says nothing about his "place"

January 19, 2019


Is it me or is the г pronounced like a v in this instead of g in где?

January 29, 2019


Where is 'place' indicated?

March 12, 2019


Why is него pronounced as nevo and not nego

April 12, 2019


The timeout for finishing speaking a sentence really needs to be increased. I barely stop for a second and it immediately marks my answer as wrong.

April 16, 2019


папа уже у него. Is the meaning, that dad is at Dad's place already, or is the meaning, that dad is already at someones place?

May 1, 2019


Is dad already at his place? "You used the wrong word. Is dad already at his yet?" ???

March 10, 2017


I don t find "the place"

August 6, 2017


Where does the "his place" part come from?

August 17, 2017


Duo , you are making so weird questions man stop it please

November 15, 2018


why "is dad already by him?" is wrong?

December 19, 2015


Алгем поде традузих пра мим?? Br aqui

August 19, 2016


Papá ya está en su lugar/ papá ya está en su casa

July 12, 2018



July 12, 2018


This sentence is not good english.. it makes no sense and is structured improperly. " is dad already at his".

May 8, 2018


My answer "Is Dad already over at his place?" Is correct. Please include that in the answer pool.

May 16, 2018


Is it an English or Russian course?!

July 17, 2018
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