"Убратадомачто,нетстола?"

Translation:What, the brother has no table at home?

3 years ago

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Why is there a что needed in this sentence?

3 years ago

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It is a useful pattern for "..or what?"-type sentences where you are not quite sure of your own conclusions. Thanks for noticing it, I was going to delete all of them from the course for a long time.

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It is to emphasize the surprise. The same as English "what" in the beginning of the sentence.

3 years ago

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Okay thanks, but it seems strange to my non Russian ears. I mean, do you have to say half a sentence and then get surprised? Also, would this sentence be correct without the что?

3 years ago

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No, you say the whole sentence as if in disbelief.

Without "что", this becomes a more neutral question: Doesn't the brother have a table at home?

3 years ago
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