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"There is a window above the door."

Translation:Над дверью — окно.

November 6, 2015



Why not simply окно над дверью?


Окно находится над дверью?


I also don't understand why it can't be окно над деревю. Many times it's emphasized that the order can be switch as long as the grammar is correct. Why not in this case?


В чем проблем: «Есть окно над дверью»


It sounds unnatural. You can say "Над дверью есть окно", though.

In such sentences you start with the things you already mentioned before (like "the door", it is definite in English) and then move on to the new things (like "a window" which is indefinite in English).

На столе стоит стакан, а в стакане таракан. - There is a glass on the table, and in the glass there is a cockroach.

If you change the word order and say "Окно - над дверью", that would be "The window is above the door".


doesn't sound very unnatural to me


Even better would be to pose questions to these sentences.

"Что над дверью? - Над дверью - окно." What's above the door? - There is a window above the door.

"Где окно? - Окно над дверью." Where is the window? - The window is above the door.


So door is in prepositional?


над, под, перед, за - when indicating position or location are followed by instrumental.

"Надо мною тишина" - Виктор Цой. (there is no stress on the a here, not to confuse it with надо-needs, which has a stress on the a)

"Где кружат чайки за окном" - Вальс в миноре

but if you are indicating movement towards something, then accusative case.

"положите телефон над стол!"

"пойдем за здание" - some random girl

also, if you are indicating a movement coming from something, then the case is genitive.

"монстер из-под кровaти"

But there is no situation where the prepositional case is used with these four prepositions.


I meant дверью..

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