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"Where is the fly?"

Translation:Где муха?

November 15, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sgt.Hammer

Trying to find the х felt like swatting a fly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Split248053

I hate it when I can't find my pet fly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yadwinder_gadari

A fly is called "Makkhi" in Hindustani and Punjabi. Wow


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nivishsharma

yes quite similar. I also heard tea is called chay in Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yadwinder_gadari

Yes, and defeat is "parazhiye" in Russian and "parajay" in Sanskrit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

поражение, actually (transliterates to porazheniye or parazhenie depending on how close you want to stick to modern pronunciation). -Raz- is the central part, so it seems awfully like a coincidence (given that the two are not even that similar).

There are surely easier to find examples, such as the Russian странный looking very much like the English word "strange"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yadwinder_gadari

The "n" sound is the only difference it seems.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bengali_Polyglot

Also in Bengali defeat is known as পরাজয় which is pronounced as porajoy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

That's why these languages are on the Indo-European language tree.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crimescenefairy

Is Муха где? acceptable here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

It should be accepted if it is not. Муха где has emphasis on where the fly is. Где муха has the emphasis on fly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LukeOakwood

Can anyone explain why translation "Где находится муха?" is not accepted here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

That translates as, "Where is the fly located?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnechkaTub

Моя муха потерялась! ;(


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