"Этот человек не хочет утку."

Translation:This person does not want the duck.

November 12, 2015



Why? Ducks are great.

November 12, 2015


Especially with some nice plum sauce.

November 19, 2015


i agree, Ducks are a lot of fun to watch and play with. They also taste GOOD with plum sauce.

January 20, 2016


Would the translation be the same for the sentence "This person does not want duck" instead of "the duck"?

December 24, 2015


I believe this sentence could translate as "This person does not want duck", "This person does not want a duck", and "This person does not want the duck", given Russian's lack of articles. TL;DR: Yes

October 6, 2016


or also a duck,as well as duck or the duck.. To me all these seem right.

April 26, 2017


Shouldn't "человек" be translated as "person" and not "man"

August 16, 2016


It can mean either, from what I've seen. I saw a video of President Putin telling a joke in Russian, and the word he used for "man" was "человек"

November 19, 2016


I believe Russian is simpler than English in this matter: "человек" is gender neutral, "мужчина" and "женщина" aren't. For me English "man" is sometimes ambiguous: it may means "мужчина" or "человек".

July 17, 2017


What about human?

March 14, 2018


Can человек also be translated as "guy"... that guy doesn't want a duck

November 19, 2015


Человек means person or man. I'm not a native Russian speaker but it seems too formal of a word to mean guy. Another word for guy would be парень.

November 27, 2015


I thought I saw somewhere that this was a generic term that could be translated "guy", like the Australian "bloke".

November 19, 2016


Person is in the answer but not one of the choices.

September 6, 2016


Why этот and not это?

June 2, 2016


Not sure if you've found it out by now, but 'etot' means 'this' and works like an adjective - it has to come before a masculine noun you specify. In this sentence you are pointing to a specific person who does not want a duck, so it is natural to specify the person in question with 'this'. Hope this helped.

September 3, 2016


Can this be used in both a restaurant-type context and a petting zoo-type context?

February 29, 2016


The same way) Duck in restaurant and duck at zoo - have no differences

July 8, 2018


Why not human? Instead of man

July 17, 2016


The Russian word for human is людско́й; человек means a "person" or a "man" in general.

December 3, 2016
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