"Я у басейні."

Translation:I am at the pool.

November 22, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bit2

What's the difference in usage of "у" and "в" in this case

January 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ali.kinsella

The biggest difference is that it's easier to say "у" before the б-sound. You can liken this to a/an in English, though it's more flexible in Ukrainian. There are specific rules on when to use which sound, but Ukrainians don't follow them in everyday speech.

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/canongigue

I heard only 'basenj', couldn't hear the last syllable 'ni'. (reported)

November 22, 2015

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

It's there, just very very quiet

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TobyBartels

Any relation between ‘басейні’ and the French ‘piscine’?

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YuriMykolayevych

They translate to one another and are distant cognates. A closer cognate is the English "basin" or French "bassin".

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ali.kinsella

Yep.

August 23, 2017
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