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"Please turn off the TV."

Translation:Выключи телевизор, пожалуйста.

November 14, 2015



Why doesn't "отключите" work?


"Отключить" is more like "disconnect", like in "Отключите телевизор от розетки" = "Unplug the TV".


Would просьба work instead of пожалуйста?

[deactivated user]

    It could work if you replace imperative with infinitive, so that it becomes «Про́сьба вы́ключить телеви́зор» '[There is a] request to turn off [the] TV'. We actually use it instead of «Пожа́луйста, вы́ключите телеви́зор» 'Please turn off [the] TV' sometimes, but «Пожа́луйста, вы́ключите телеви́зор» is a much more common version.

    I'm not sure if Duolingo accepts «Про́сьба вы́ключить телеви́зор», because it's less used often.


    Not yet, but remember seeing "Про́сьба..." on a hotel TV


    Why not выключите?

    [deactivated user]

      It should be accepted too (выключи is less polite and used with friends, выключите is used with people you don't know well). If it's not accepted, please use the Report button.


      It is in fact accepted but it is tagged as a typo


      The пожалуйста seems to jump around the sentences, regarding what's "recommended". I gathered that it usually is after the verb. Is this an exception - maybe just an idiomatic thing? Or is it completely optional when (in the sentence) to say пожалуйста?


      Words such as 'пожалуйста, привет, спасибо, простите, здравствуйте' are the etiquette interjections. They are formulas of speech etiquette.


      If you type exactly what it asks for, it's wrong. You have to INCLUDE the comma (necessary) AND DELETE the space between the comma and the last word, which is patently wrong. In other words, you have to write incorrectly to get credit. I tried several times before I realized this


      is "тв" unnatural when talking about a physical television? in english, "tv" means the actual displaying object.


      Absolutely unnatural. Although this abbreviation is already (at the beginning of this century) recorded in some Russian dictionaries, but you will hardly hear it in colloquial speech.

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