"Тебе нравится моя юбка?"

Translation:Do you like my skirt?

December 9, 2015



Does anyone know the etymology of the word юбка?

December 9, 2015


It sounds like a borrowing from French jupe.

December 14, 2015


Exactly my thought... But most French loan words are much closer to the original, so I doubt it.

December 14, 2015


According to Wiktionary "jupe" comes from Arabic "جوبّة ǧwbba", via Italian "giubba", so I find it more likely that юбка also is a borrowing from Italian.

December 14, 2015


Just for the sake of completeness, italian "giubba" comes from latin "jùba" = "Lion's mane"

May 21, 2016


That was my first guess (italian speaker). But we were talking about skirts, so I thought it was a stretch. Thanks for confirming my intuition :)

May 14, 2016


I immediately thought of the word "jupe"!

March 13, 2018


I thought it too that it was brought from French jupe. Maybe this is because I have studied French, and not Italian. But apparently it is from Arabic via Italian. Cool!

November 5, 2016


ю́б-ка ‧ skirt, woman ‧ ‧ iuba ‧ Proto-IE iubeō ‧ moving, billowing, mane, hair, helmet crest, tuft, rooster comb ‧ ‧ ю́б-ка ] ‧ ‧ шу́-ба ‧ ‧ fur coat ] ‧ ‧ [ шу́-ба ‧ дже́мпер ‧ зипу́н ] ‧ ‧ iuba ‧ Latin ] ‧ ‧ [ jupe ‧ Old French ] ‧ ‧ giubba ‧ jacket, tunic ‧ Italian ‧ [ Arabic جُبَّة‎ (jubba, “long garment”), 13th c. ]

November 13, 2017


If Jupa is jacket, how can jupe and юбка be Skirt?

April 9, 2016


"Do" in the English translation can be dropped to simply "You like my skirt?" It's probably just as commonly used as including the "do" part.

January 12, 2017


I'd say this is accurate, but only in colloquial English

May 6, 2017


Depends where too. In actual England you wouldn't say "You like my skirt?" unless it was a grammatically interrogative sentence emphasising "You". Like "YOU [who I would not have expected to like my skirt] like my skirt?"

We would shorten "do you like" to "d'y' like my skirt?" though, or in rare cases "like my skirt?" but almost never "you like my skirt?"

February 17, 2018


I'd say dropping "do" occurs mainly when asking for confirmation or clarification. When straightforwardly asking for a response, it seems more appropriate to use "do"

April 6, 2019


Why is it not Вам ?

April 18, 2017


"Вам" should be accepted. Report it, if it didn't.

April 18, 2017


Would it be more accurate to translate this as "does my skirt please you?"

November 16, 2017


Not really. It's more literal, but not more accurate.

November 16, 2017


Why Тебе?

October 17, 2018
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