Translation:What means of transportation are there in Atlanta?
I don't often see "є" used a lot in this course. Usually it's omitted. Why does it go with this sentence?
Gives the feeling of "is there". I would say
Який транспорт у Атланті? - What transport is in Atlanta?
Який транспорт є у Атланті? - What transport is there in Atlanta?
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"...є у тебе" = "...do you have"
A better translation for this exercise would be,
"What transportation does Atlanta have?"
This structure is used as "to have" only in case of pronouns, instead of "я маю / ти маєш / він має / ..." for weird historical reasons...
In general, "є" can be "there is". In this particular case you can even substitute "є" with "exists": Який транспорт існує в Атланті? What transport exists in Atlanta? Which is basically like "there is".
"What transportation is there in Atlanta?", is a great way to say this. I have reported it since it is not accepted.
I have consulted several Duolingo contributors who are native speakers, and they told me "What transportation" without any other modifier sounds awkward. We went with "What/which kind/type/mode/means/form/method of transport/transportation" to be as flexible as possible :')
I agree there are more explicit ways it can be said, like "what means of transportation". I would call it informal vs awkward.