"В комнате одно окно."

Translation:The room has one window.

November 13, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/servolock

What's wrong with "In the room is one window" ? DL keeps telling me that I have to put "In the room there is one window" and marks it wrong if I leave out the "there." I thought that if I wanted to say "There is one window" I would use "Есть одно окно."

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mightypotatoe

"In the room is one window" is technically correct though I think this construction sounds a bit unusual. Except maybe in the context of a list of all the things that are in the room.

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pop2323pop

I would use this construction before "In the room there is one window." in the context of describing a room. "The room is quite small, no bigger than my bedroom. In the room is one window and two doors. On the walls is very little decoration, save for a single poster." <- example description

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius

What difference does leaving “there“ out make? To my non-native eyes “In the room is one window” looks really strange (tbh, it doesn't seem grammatical, but I'm apparently missing something).

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/csharpmajor

Native speaker here. It's... grammatically correct, but I wouldn't ever say it.

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/servolock

I know I've seen/heard English used this way, like in a book where the author is describing a room.

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bjyring

It's grammatically correct, and I talk conversationally like so. I'm American, if that makes a difference here.

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

I have to agree with you because I would absolutely say "in the room is one window" and I would say "in the room there is one window."

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

"in the room there is one window"doesn't work, but "there is one window in the room, does." Both should.

January 19, 2016
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