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"My dog died yesterday."

Translation:Вчера умерла моя собака.

December 14, 2015

20 Comments


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

I'm sorry for your loss Vanya :(


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

Is it really necessary translate this sentences :'(


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slartybartfast69

I'm so sorry for your loss... My dog died a few months ago but this still hits really hard


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stano792031

Damn duolingo stop it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Filip1110

Such an awful sentence! Moderators, erase this morbid sentence, please! There are some sensitive dog lovers here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chkdg8

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wilhelm393905

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


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

Is здохла okay?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a22brad22

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


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

A better excuse than the Polish course which has, "Sorry, I am eating an apple." I hate being turned down that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jri479897

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

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