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"Кафе Том." etc ?

Russian First Lesson, a multiple choice for "This is Tom."

I do not understand the "wrong" choices:

  • Где Том. => It looks like Where is Tom, but it ends with a period?

  • Кафе Том. => Is this a coffee named Tom? A cafe named Tom? Is this a sentence?

  • Это Том. => Ok, this is Tom, and it does make a sentence.

Modified to add:

ANSWER (as given by others below): The incorrect answers are often poorly formed and incorrect, and should be ignored. {@style=color:DarkGreen;background-color:wheat;border:2px solid red;}

November 22, 2015

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

In the multiple choice exercises, usually only the correct answer(s) are grammatically correct. Usually, the incorrect answers appear to be random words put together to make a nonsensical sentence.

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc

Good point; I had forgotten that the Spanish ones are often poorly formed. (But they also use a lot of vosotros forms, which duoLingo doesn't teach, so I paid no attention to them.)

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

I wonder how many correct answers they think there are to that one, because there are parts of the English speaking world where two of those are fine.

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

In general, I don't recommend expecting the incorrect sentences to be correct - as far as I know they're computer generated and random. Sometimes they might make sense, but it's a coincidence.

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kosmozhuk

All three are grammatically correct. 1. Где Том. = Where Tom is. Like a short answer to "Where is Tom's sister?" 2. Кафе Том = Cafe Tom. Coffee = кофе (a weird case of a word, ending with E, being masculine) 3. You already figured that out.

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc

Thanks!

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.mort

You actually answered your own questions. Second one is 'cafe tom', if you haven't figured that one out yet. :)

November 22, 2015
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