"Mom has a loud voice."

Translation:У мамы громкий голос.

November 12, 2015



Why is "У мамы есть громкий голос." an incorrect solution? Is using "есть" only the way to say someone has something when that something is a physical object?

November 12, 2015

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    Using «есть» would emphasise the fact that a mom has voice, which should be pretty obvious anyway (unless sheʼs actually a mermaid or something).

    See the comment here for a description of a similar sentence: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11643883

    November 12, 2015


    Thank you, that makes sense.

    November 12, 2015


    haha... unless she's a mermaid :D

    Thanks for the explanation too of course :)

    July 15, 2016


    Oy blin! Wait till you hear babushka when you don't eat her homemade borsch!

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