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"Это интересная книга."

Translation:This is an interesting book.

December 5, 2015



What is the pronunciation difference between эта интересная книга and это интересная книга? Or is the first one grammatically not correct?

[deactivated user]

    There's no pronounciation difference. Both are grammatically correct, but the former is a nominal phrase (э́та интере́сная кни́га 'this interesting book') and the latter is a complete sentence (Э́то интере́сная кни́га 'It [is an] interesting book').


    Спасибо! It was a confusing listening exercise for me.


    This book is interesting is the riht answer!!!


    Would "this book is interesting" translate better as это книга интересная ?

    [deactivated user]

      «Эта книга интересная» is "This book is interesting".

      «Это книга интересная» is basically «Это интересная книга» with an inverted word order. This could be used for contrast (Это кни́га интере́сная, а то — ску́чная. 'This is an interesting book, and that is a boring one.'; since интере́ская is contrasted, we put it at the end), for example, but in most contexts this doesn't really work.

      For the difference between э́то/э́та, see guide by Olimo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858 Note the difference only exists in writing, but not in speech (э́то and э́та are pronounced in the same way).


      Why isn't "this interesting book" not correct?

      [deactivated user]

        That would be «эта интересная книга» (note the feminine form «эта» instead of the neuter «это»: neuter is used for a self-standing pronoun, but if you want a pronoun qualifying книга, if should agree with книга’s gender).


        It won't accept the sentence unless I end it with a period.


        I wrote: это интересная книга it was marked wrong ???? something seems wrong with the system.


        кни́га • (kníga) f inan (genitive кни́ги, nominative plural кни́ги, genitive plural книг)

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