"My dog died yesterday."

Translation:Вчера умерла моя собака.

December 14, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ryandward

Is "моя собака вчера умерла" in an unnatural sounding order?

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

Your word order is fine but with different emphasis.

  • "Вчера умерла моя собака.": the emphasis is on the dog's death:
    "What happened???" - "My dog died yesterday."

  • "Моя собака вчера умерла.": you emphasize that you had a dog and the dog died yesterday:
    "How is your dog?" - "He died yesterday."

There is also

  • "Моя собака умерла вчера.": the emphasis is on the date of death:
    "When did your dog die?" - "He died yesterday."
December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dchekhov

Because the English is neutral, I think that renordw's answer should still be accepted. As I think should вчера моя собака умерла.

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/moosor

I agree, you can't tell the emphasis from the English sentence, so why would one Russian version be more correct than another?

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SeosamhOSlatra

You did a fantastic job explaining the importance of word order in Russian. Leaving a comment here as a bookmark.

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chkdg8

First time I got it wrong it was сабоко and now it's пёс? Why?

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Wilhelm393905

Should have given me this one on 3/21/18.

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheZiGO

Is здохла okay?

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

It's сдохла and is rude and disrespectful towards this poor dog.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/a22brad22

For example: Kicked the bucket. Not something you'd say about a pet.

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Januelcob

Is it really necessary translate this sentences :'(

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jri479897

This is the weirdest one yet - собака isn't accepted over пёс! Why?

August 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/andrevieir.a

I'm sorry for your loss Vanya :(

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lchor

I saw this for the first time literally the day after my dog passed away...

July 18, 2018
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