"Котрагодина?"

Translation:What time is it?

2 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Zonia435615

Me too. "Котра година?" (accent on the 'a' of 'котра' is also used in Western Ukraine and in the West. So we're lucky it's the same.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Menelion
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Shouldn't it be кóтра година?..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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In Ukrainian there is no such letter as ó. They just use those accents to show where the stress is to beginners.

2 years ago

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    I think @Menelion was referring to the stress placement: котра́ (as in audio) vs ко́тра.

    I believe ко́тра is the form from Western Ukrainian dialects, while котра́ was used elsewhere. Since the literary Ukrainian is based on the central Ukrainian dialects, it has котра́ (see the dictionary http://sum.in.ua/p/4/311/2 — the abbreviated notation «КОТРИЙ, а́, е́» stands for «котри́й, котра́, котре́»).

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Menelion
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    I'm Ukrainian myself, so I know it :). I just asked if the stress in the audio is correct. The stress in Ukrainian is a very cumbersome thing: some words are stressed differently depending on the region, but for sure there is a literary norm.
    UPD: Thanks to @szeraja_zhaba! Have a lingot, your answer is very useful. Interesting though, here I hear ко́тра година most often)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/manat297076
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    I will accept your decision to put the stress on the second syllable, and maybe people speak this way now, but for all the long years that I was listening to the radio in Ukrainian in central Ukraine never it was said котра́, only кóтра. So котра́ cut my ears immediately.

    5 months ago
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