"Магазин был очень далеко."

Translation:The store was very far away.

December 3, 2015

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

It sounds like ‘oh-CHIN’.

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReFracchia

I think that this pronunciation is correct.

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zirkul
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Yes, the pronunciation is far from perfect here.

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave168907

It is my impression that when a vowel comes just before a palatalized consonant it is raised higher in the mouth. "а" becomes almost "ай", "е" becomes "и" etc. Am I right?

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

Not as far as I know.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kdammers

The store is very distant - not accepted; reported

February 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davishiro

The store was so far away not accepted. Report?

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zirkul
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Hmm. I am not so sure.
"The store was so far away." would work as a response to something or as an explanantion why you did not go there, but not as stand-alone sentence in English. In general so ≠ very, it's more of an emotional amplifier, and as such requires an appropriate context.
So ≈ так/настолько.
Meantime очень=very, quite literally.

July 22, 2019
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