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"Do you know where America is?"

Translation:Ты знаешь, где находится Америка?

November 25, 2015



Is it not possible to say, "Знаешь, где Америка?" Is that too colloquial?

January 16, 2016


Doing the multiple choice translation, that is indeed one of the options offered. However, I did not select it, as the offered version did not begin with a capital letter, so I thought: "Trick question! Incomplete sentence!" (There is at least one other exercise somewhere in the Russian course where I've been caught out over something as subtle as whether something had a capital letter or not - which I was supposed to have noticed.) So I thought: "Haha, you won't get me that way again!", and avoided it, for want of the capital letter. Only to find it was one of two correct answers I should have chosen. Sometimes you just can't win. :(

April 2, 2016


Sometimes the "capital letter" is only a trick, not a suggestion!

July 8, 2019


I am wondering the significance of находится here when I thought that где implied where (is)?

March 5, 2016


Suggests Ты but Ты is not in the selection list

October 6, 2016


I wrote "ты знаешь где находится америка?" and it was correct. Would "ты знаешь где америка находится?" also be correct?

November 25, 2015


Yes, it's a bit more colloquial. There also should be a comma before «где».

November 27, 2015


"Знаете ли вы, где находится Америка?" should have been accepted.

December 16, 2016


Why is знаете ли вы, где находится Америка? not allowed?

December 30, 2016


First time a "select words" has had the first word not capitalized. Makes it confusing.

June 21, 2017


I was just wondering about the etymology of находиться. To me it's strange that a verb that is used to convey the location of something has the verb ходит in the middle of it, since that is obviously a motion verb. Does the verb have another meaning? Is it just a coincidence?

March 8, 2016


This reflexive use of находить ("to find") has an exact parallel in German "sich befinden", Italian "trovarsi"

February 16, 2019


What?! I didn't have the option of 'ты'

December 19, 2016


Why not США?

June 10, 2017


Is находится necessary? (where IS, not where is LOCATED)

July 8, 2019


Gde = where, nakhodit-sya = is. If gde was 'where is' you couldnt use it with 'where are' (Russian keyboard gone AWOL from my phone ;) )

August 15, 2016
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