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"В субботу урок биологии начинается в одиннадцать."

Translation:On Saturday the biology lesson starts at eleven.

November 26, 2015



Class on a Saturday? I pray for those kids.


It's pretty common in Asia and Eastern Europe, maybe other places as well. It's usually more of a half day. As for why... probably because Saturdays are work days for adults too. The 5 day work week seems to be gaining ground though.


Students had to go to school on Saturdays in Sweden too, but that was later abolished. It was always test day, my father have said. Even then, it was only really half a school day, since they were allowed home after lunch.


(Magne Ludvigsen) I think it is in the present because the biology classes on Saturday won't start only once at this time. (Maybe, since now, all the weeks it will start at this time).


Wouldn't it also be proper to use the future in english to translate this sentence? On Saturday the biology lesson will start at eleven.


Yes, I think so. Although, the use of the simple future in English tends to imply more certainty than using the simple present.


The male TTS doesn't pronounce the first "В". Normally you would hear a short "f" sound, but that isn't there at all. The female TTS is fine.


I hear the male voice pronouncing the в, just without emphasis. They may have fixed it.

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