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"За машиной дом."

Translation:There is a house behind the car.

November 27, 2015



Why "Behind this door is my room." is correct. And "Behind a car is a house." is not correct?


The latter seems closer to the structure of the actual Russian sentence. "Beyond the river lies the forest." "Behind the car is the house." The latter is unusual in common spoken English, but is perfectly grammatically valid.


Should I be able to hear a difference between "машиной" and "машины" ? In this sentence I cannot.

[deactivated user]

    There is a difference in this TSS’s pronounciation. However, don't worry if you don't hear it: sometimes in quick speech they may sound the same, and «за маши́ны дом» doesn't make any sense anyway.


    I thought so. My problem is that I can't get clues from the context like a native can, especially when I'm confused by the pronunciation. What's TSS?

    [deactivated user]

      Sorry, I've meant TTS, text-to-speech engine :D


      Behind the car is a house


      A house for car...

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