"Положи газету на стул, пожалуйста."

Translation:Put the newspaper on the chair, please.

11/8/2015, 2:06:46 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/apasternak

I heard as "Положи газету на стол пожалуйста", oops.

11/8/2015, 2:06:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vtambourine
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Yes, me too.

12/27/2015, 9:04:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Xeniolum
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Yep, same here. Was absolutely sure in me logic :)

3/8/2016, 4:13:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Smike77
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I am a native speaker. It sounds OK. I hear стул. (an android app, 2019-02-12)

2/12/2019, 2:46:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/peachtree2

"lay it there" is okay in English too. I reported it.

4/24/2016, 5:28:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chsemyonova

Same, still not accepted after 2 years... -_-

12/7/2018, 5:57:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lokillo888
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можно сказать ¨ поставь газету на стул ... ¨ . Это правильно?

11/29/2015, 3:10:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

Нет, газету нельзя поставить, it's flat.

12/8/2015, 12:47:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/an_alias
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Wait, so in addition to our previous discussion I also have to worry about Положи and Поставь?

You are killing me.

I love that so many native speakers are around and helping us new folks try to sort out the language - and I know it's not actually like this here. But sometimes (like now) I can't help but think of that scene from Terry Pratchett's book Jingo:

Jabbar: My food is your food

he claps his hands and a Klatchian comes in carrying a plate of rice and sheep's eyes. Jabbar takes one.

The best part

Vimes: They look like sheep eyeballs. You know what? I think this is a little game called "what will the foreigner swallow" and I'm not swallowing this, my friend.

Jabbar: Then it is true, you can see further than most.

Vimes: So can this food. My father told me never to eat anything that can wink back.

a pause, then Jabbar and the Klatchian laugh

Jabbar: Well done! First time this hasn't worked in 20 years! Come, let's dine on proper rice and lamb.

12/23/2015, 1:05:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/hrazintakyt
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one of the few times being polish is a disadvantage with russian haha- I wrote: place the newspaper on the table please. cuz stół=chair and chair-krzesło unless it has no lumbar support and then its stolik, which looking back is prolly what they were looking for so... man I suck at this haha

12/9/2017, 5:09:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RayC628481
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I'm pretty sure in another exercise, it was prompted "newspapers" but the answer needed to be газету (singular) - I don't have screenshot to prove though...

4/14/2018, 4:41:58 AM
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