"Вона їздила у офіс на машині."

Translation:She went to the office by car.

March 1, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GeneM.

Does it have to be only "у" before офіс? What about "в?"

March 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145

It should be "в"! I don't know why there's "у" there :/ No sober Ukrainian would say "їздила у офіс"

If you say it you either 1) sound like you're chewing something 2) make an inefficient glottal stop after "а" like the woman in the audio did

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/va-diim

Is it East vs West Ukraine maybe? Just asking

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145

What aspect of the sentence are you referring to?

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/va-diim

У против В? Просто интересно

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145

А, нет-нет, это абсолютно эквивалентные предлоги, чисто для мелодики. Если после предлога гласная — у, если согласная — в. Например, когда говоришь "в ванній" звучит как-то не очень, поэтому есть опция "у ванній". Украинский язык любит, чтобы 1) согласные чередовались с гласными 2) если это невозможно, чтобы по крайней мере гласные не стыкались, плавнее получается.

Работает не только с предлогами, а и с префиксами: вчитель/учитель, вдома/удома, вбити/убити и т.д.

Похожее происходит с "з/із" и "і/й/та".

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Blitzfighter

Could you make the prepositional phrases switched and count that as being correct? As in " She went by car to the office?" I know that in some slavic languages you can say a sentence like 4 different ways and it is understood the same.

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145

In Ukrainain, yes, you can say "Вона їздила на машині в офіс" or "Вона їздила в офіс на машині". In English, as far as I know, you can't do that. "She went by car to the office" sounds wrong.

May 6, 2019
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