"Я читаю дома."

Translation:I read at home.

November 13, 2015

13 Comments


[deactivated user]

    When the whole sentence is read, the stress in дома is on the "O", but when I hover over the word, it's on "A". Which one's right?

    November 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nuept

    ДомА means "houses", дОма means "at home"

    December 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/elena-lunochkina

    дОма is right.

    November 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/islandmonkeee

    Would using the prepositional case to express "at home" be acceptable in Russian, or is this the only accepted way of doing it?

    November 13, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      This is the only way. «В до́ме» would mean 'in the house, in a house'.

      November 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/jmtf84

      Good point! It's confusing, but I see how it would be a mistake to possibly be in someone else's house, as opposed to your own.

      February 22, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234

      I thought that "at home"=в дома. why is the в missing?

      April 7, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nuept

      It should be, firstly, "в доме". Secondly, it's an expression. If you say "в доме" it means you're in a HOUSE, but saying "дома" you specify that you are at HOME

      April 7, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/BashirAbde1

      Я дома четаю. Correct ??

      April 16, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        It should be «читаю», not «четаю».

        This word order shifts accents:

        • «Я чита́ю до́ма» is a sentence about where you usually read. The new information: your preferred place for reading is your home.
        • «Я до́ма чита́ю» is a sentence about what you do at home. The new information: your preferred activity at home is reading.

        Those sentences would be used in different contexts, when discussing different things. I think your variant is more likely to be translated as ‘At home, I read‘ into English, but I’m not a native speaker so I can’t say for sure.

        April 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Massimo_Anisimov

        So is a preposition not necessary here to indicate "at" home?

        June 5, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/hotrodngold

        I'm not sure if I'm just transcribing it wrong, but the listening exercise sounded like "ya chiteyo doma". Am I using the wrong roman character cypher? It told me all of 'read' is wrong and the first letter of 'home' is too?

        December 9, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/rimma61420

        i read at home

        February 3, 2018
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