"There are no expensive hotels here."

Translation:Tutaj nie ma drogich hoteli.

February 9, 2016



Why is "to have" singular used here?

February 9, 2016


"Nie ma" + [noun in Genitive] means in spite of appearences "There isn't/aren't" ;)

Like in "Nie ma wody na pustyni"

February 9, 2016


"nie ma" is an expression, that is used with all persons, genders and numbers.

It is the same non-existent it that does not have hotels, that does not rain.

February 9, 2016


"Tutaj" ("Here") serves as a kind of subject in this sentence, similar to the German expression "es gibt + Akk", or actually even colloquial English speech that often includes forms like "There is + plural noun". The thing/noun that follows after "nie ma" is an object in the sentence.

February 10, 2016

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i am wondering which is more "natural" (or what a person is more likely to say, if either) between: "tutaj nie ma..." or "nie ma tutaj..." ?

December 8, 2016


Hmmm... they both seem perfectly fine to me.

December 8, 2016

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ok. thanks!

December 8, 2016


However, my "Nie ma drogich hoteli tutaj." was rejected, so it seems that there are some restrictions on the positioning of "tu(taj)".

January 28, 2018


I'd say that usually putting 'tutaj' (not 'tu') at the end is acceptable-ish, but here...? "There are no expensive hotels HERE"? Dunno :/

January 29, 2018


My "Nie ma drogich hoteli tutaj" was rejected too (presumably for unnatural emphasis, as explained by Jellei) - but was corrected to "Nie ma tu drogich hoteli", accompanied by the Erroneous Error Message You used the wrong word.

March 15, 2018


The correction algorithm works in mysterious ways...

March 16, 2018


what about "nie ma drogich hoteli tutaj"

December 10, 2017


Nah, sounds strange.

December 11, 2017


Is it also okay to say "Nie ma tu ┼╝adnych drogich hoteli" or does it change the meaning of the sentence? Because in English I don't really see a difference between "There aren't any expensive hotels here" an "There are no expensive hotels here"

February 9, 2018


Yes, this sounds fine, added. It sounds a bit stronger, like 'absolutely none'.

February 10, 2018
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