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"Бизнесмен сидит в кафе."

Translation:The businessman is sitting at the cafe.

November 16, 2015

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

In English people sit in the cafe, not at the cafe.


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

"Бизнесмен" is also used to refer to Russian mobsters. They are easily distinguished from the other type by what they wear - the dangerous kind are usually middle aged men wearing head-to-toe Adidas track suits.


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    Wow — I never knew this! :o


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

    As a native English speaker, I find sitting IN the cafe more likely to be used. If someone asks, "Where is the businessman?", you could say he is "at the cafe." You probably wouldn't know if he were sitting unless you had just seen him. In that case, you might say, " He is sitting at the cafe."


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

    does the word "sitting" part of the english translation. You say a ball is "sitting" in a bag for "a ball is in the bag". I translated this as "the business man is in the cafe". Is that correct?


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

    Firstly, I don't think you say about things that they сидит - they лежит or стоит somewhere but never сидить. (Not in Czech at least and I am fairly certain it is the same in Russian.)

    And secondly, you don't use this about people. When someone стоит or сидит somewhere then he really sits, stands or whatever over there - you describe the actual state they are in and not just some metaphore of his beeing there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay239607

    He was sitting inside (in) the cafe, unless he was waiting to meet somebody at the cafe while sitting. I am not native speaker, but I am certain about it

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