The English on this one sounds a bit odd to me. I would say the air conditioner fits in the window, or sits on the windowsill.
Would you even describe an air conditioner as "sitting" in English? Wouldn't you use "standing" instead?
To me a non-living thing can't sit at all. The English sentence sounds so weird. I would rather use "is on top of the window" or "is hanging above the window" . And I guess for this sentence you should know that in Israel ACs are mostly the ones that are hanging on the wall under the ceiling and not the ones standing on the floor
Non-living things can sit in English. "The doormat sits upon the doorway", "the drum machine sits above the sequencer". Though I agree the correct answer here isn't satisfactory
Ah, I forgot I'm in Israel now. I was thinking of U.S. window air-conditioners that fit in a window opening. U.S. central air-conditioning, on the other hand, doesn't have any connection with windows at all. I've never seen an air-conditioner that stands on the floor.
As Zemblance says, an inanimate object can "sit" (be sited, situated) on something. If I think about it, I'd probably say "the air-con unit's in the window" or "the air-con sits on the (window)sill"
I see "יושב" here as being similar to נמצא since Hebrew has no other word to "to be". It probably made a lot of sense to the first generation of Israelis who were native speakers of other languages.
Just heard this sentence from my girlfriend's phone. I'm a native Hebrew speaker, and this sentence sounds a bit weird to me as well
In "proper" (stuffy) UK English "the air conditioner sits atop the window", though we'd just say "the air conditioner is above the window"
A window is not an object that is normally isolated from the a building. You can sit IN a window, but not ON a window. You can sit on the window's edge or the window sill, but that would be a different word.
I have heard "aircon" in Israel. or "hair." "Are you getting hair?" means "are you getting cool/warm air?" I don't consider this English, but what can you do.
but i wrote the fool name "air conditioner" and they told me it's a mistake