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"This couch costs more than I thought."

Translation:Этот диван стоит дороже, чем я думал.

November 9, 2015



Hello! What about this option: "Этот диван стоит больше, чем я думал"


Actually "Стоит дороже" is widely used but it's not quite correct. It literally means that the price is expensive which means that the price itself also has a price. A better variant is to say "Сто́ит много", "Сто́ит больше". These ways of saying are also widely used.


They are both correct. You can also say Этот диван дороже (This settee is more expensive).


I got "этот диван дороже чем я думал" marked as wrong. Am I missing something here or should I report it to be accepted as a correct answer?


Sounds absolutely right to me, though your variant would be considered more colloquial.


I translated this as этот диван стоит больше чем думал. So я cannot be omitted here? Asking for future reference


You could omit the word Я if it was introduced first. For example in this case:

(Я) думал, что этот диван стоит дороже

But when there's already a subject introduced (sofa), you cannot omit yourself as a subject in the second sentence.


It cannot. Here, it is particularly odd because the sentence reads as "This sofa costs more than it thought".

It is a normal practice to omit repeated subject or reference in clauses (e.g. "I now know I was stupid" or "She said she would not come" or "The professor is so strict because he really wants everyone to master these two sections"). It works as long as the form is the same.


So we could identify comparative component at the adjectives (-er/more) only by using -е at the end?


H-m-m, all variants are correct: 1. Этот диван много дороже, чем я думал. 2. Этот диван стоит дороже, чем я думал. 3. Этот диван много дороже, чем я думала. Because in that case word «дороже» replaces 2 words: «стоит дороже».

If someone say to me: «Этот диван мне дороже, чем я думал», i translate like «This sofa is dearer to me than I thought».


Is стоит ABSOLUTELY necessary in this sentence?

"Этот диван стоит дороже, чем я думал." marked incorrect 19/10/20


No, it's not, you can omit that for sure. Please report if not accepted.


Этот диван стоит дороже, чем я думал. is the original sentence. It is always accepted.

We usually say somethin IS more expensive or COSTS more. Saying that something "стоит дороже" is another option.

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