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"На траве продукты и мяч."

Translation:There are groceries and a ball on the grass.

November 8, 2015



First a fork on the grass and now the groceries. People need to quit dropping stuff they plan to eat or eat off of. ;-)


If I was in a дача or a лес in Russia, I'm sure I'd want to eat outside! Knowing that, I'd also most definitely drop groceries and maybe a fork on the ground! :D


Я Городная Мышь. ;-) "Outdoors" is where bugs live.



"Городская мышь" )))


But what we eat comes from the ground in the first place. ;)


Maybe someone accidentally knocked down the groceries with the ball!


Or on purpose.


In American English I think "in the grass" is used just as much as "on the grass".


Maybe if the grass is tall. Wild pikemon are hiding in the grass.


I'd use it even for short grass, personally, if I wanted to focus on the area where there's grass instead of the actual grass itself.


Moreso, actually. I flagged this cuz I wrote "in" and it wasn't accepted. I never say "on" the grass unless something is actually on top of it, such as spray paint for utility marking, or a blanket. Groceries and a ball would be mixed in with the grass, so this should be "in".


I've never heard "in the grass" in tnis context but someone would understand it. I'm a native English speaker. If something is very small and it's lost in the grass it might be used. "I lost my contact lens in the grass."


I agree, in the grass is more of "in the area with grass," "on the grass" would either be dew clinging to grass or "standing on the grass" as in standing on ground that happens to have grass, although "standing in" works for taller grass. It's contextual, but "in" is most common around me, midwest America.


I think it makes perfect sense. Someone threw a ball and now both the ball and the groceries are spread on the grass.


When you say продукты in Russian, can you mean other products than food?


Well, if context does not indicate otherwise, you would first think about food. If you mean other products, better put an adjective before it, like электронные продукты. Be aware that продукты in the meaning groceries is always used in the plural!


In a much earlier lesson, I tried translating "продукты" as "produce" - I accept that that was wrong, but the correct solution was to translate it as "products," so that's what I did here. Not accepted.


That's the most random sentence I've seen on here so far. Moreso than dealinh with horses or mice.

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Somehow throughout this lesson I keep thinking about this tongue twister: На дворе трава, на траве дрова, не руби дрова на траве двора.

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