"У вас є дешева кімната?"

Translation:Do you have a cheap room?

June 23, 2016

10 Comments


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

does this structure work equally well when speaking to the desk clerk at a hotel and also for asking an acquaintance about his/her room?

June 23, 2016

[deactivated user]

    No, this works only when asking about a room at a hotel.

    «Є» emphasises the fact of existence, 'having'. You're not asking is they have a cheap room, you're asking if they have a cheap room. The main thing asked is whether they have a room or not.

    Since in the situation with an acquaintance you already know they have some room (after all, they live somewhere, right?), the main point of the question is whether the room they have is cheap or not. So, «є» is not the main point of the question, and «є» is not used when it's not the main piece of information.

    June 23, 2016

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

    Thanks

    June 26, 2016

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

    Now what if something is more abstract. Is this construction used if you want to ask "Do you have fun learning Ukrainian/languages? Do you have time to eat lunch? etc.

    June 30, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      > Do you have fun learning Ukrainian/languages?

      Actually, I don't think Ukrainian has a direct equivalent of 'to have fun'. I'd ask something in the lines of «Вам подо́бається вивча́ти украї́нську/мо́ви?».

      > Do you have time to eat lunch?

      Yes, you definitely can say «У вас є час, щоб пообідати?»

      June 30, 2016

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

      Byście dali sobie spokój z tym "a"

      July 13, 2016

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

      Racja,można się zdenerwować :/ Niestety ani po ukraińsku ani po polsku nie ma odpowiednika angielskiego "a" :/

      July 23, 2016

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

      To "a" jest potrzebne.

      May 27, 2017

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

      W angielskim jest potrzebne, ale po polsku czy ukraińsku można się obyć bez niego (na moje szczęście, bo strasznie mi się to wszystko myli).

      May 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricPlaut1

      "Inexpensive" should be accepted as a synonym for "cheap."

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