"Why is there blood here?"

Translation:Почему здесь кровь?

November 4, 2015



I love that this phrase is Russian 101.

September 29, 2017


The word order was exhaustively debated in the previous lesson "there is". No need to keep arguing over it again.

  • здесь кровь = there is blood here

  • кровь здесь = the blood is here

February 18, 2017


Could you show me the discussion?? Ty

April 27, 2019


ah yes i have to ask this all the time

April 19, 2018


You are entering a public slaughterhouse. Hehe!

March 9, 2017


I feel as though "Почему кровь здесь?" should be acceptable, given how flexible Russian word order can be. Any reason why that was marked wrong?

November 4, 2015


Почему здесь кровь? is more like Why is there blood here? and Почему кровь здесь? is more like Why is the blood here? (I marked the semantic emphases with cursive).

November 5, 2015


Your version shifts emphasis to the location, which is not what the orginial sentence is asking for.

"Why is the blood here if the murder has allegedly happened in the kitchen?"

"Why is the blood here of all places?"

November 4, 2015


Where English uses articles (a, an/the) to show the "definiteness" of a noun, Russian often uses word order. Moving "кровь" up from behind "здесь" to in front of it changes the definiteness from "(some) blood" to "the blood".

August 21, 2018


Why isn't есть required in this sentence, since the blood is somewhere you wouldn't expect it to be?

August 22, 2018


Based on comments elsewhere, the presence of есть in a question signifies questioning whether something exists or not. (есть is not "to be" but more "to exist"). There's no question the blood exists, the question is about why it's present. So, есть is not applicable here.

August 26, 2018


This is not the way people talk. Probably couple of wise members in chat room will put spin on it to show off themselves. But at the end of the day, THIS SENTENCING IS NOT THE WAY PEOPLE TALK.SORRY!

January 24, 2019


"Why is there blood here?" REALLY? !!!

January 24, 2019
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