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"The lamp is in the corner of the room."

Translation:Lampa stoi w rogu pokoju.

July 17, 2016



I said only the first answer "Lampa jest w rogu pokoju.". The system showed the error, the necessary options 1 and 3. Why "Lampa stoi w rogu pokoju."? Where it is clear that the lamp is standing? Can it hang in the corner


It's not clear, but it's a valid possibility and clearly a correct sentence at the same time.


In my opinion it is not right to translate "is" with "stoi". No matter if it is a usual way to describe this situation it is rather an interpretation than a translation to me. A lamp that "is" does not necessarily "stand" but a lamp that "stands" will always "be"...just a comment on that minor problem ;)


Yeah, it is a bit problematic when two languages don't correspond. And yeah, technically it doesn't have to stand... I added "wisi" (is hanging), and I wonder about "leży", but maybe it is too much without a context, let's assume that no one knocked it over ;)

But we have to teach those perfectly natural in Polish phrases somehow...


The lamp in the corner of the room. Lampa jest w rogu pokoju was the answer. The lamp could be on a table. Why standing?


The Polish sentence to translate was "Lampa stoi w rogu pokoju" - so it's some kind of lamp that you put on the floor or a table, but it's not hanging from the wall or the ceiling.

The more... general "Lampa jest w rogu pokoju" is also a starred answer.

English usually isn't as precise as Polish in this matter and it uses simple "is" more often.


The difference between Jest and Stoi maybe Jest is for a person, place and stoi is for a thing?


It's actually the difference between simple "is" and "stands/is standing". Polish is usually more precise in such matters than English.


It should say "standing" in the english sentence to indicate the need for the word "stoi" in my opinion


Lampa jest w narożniku pokoju powinno być dobrze. Może tam stać lub wisieć


OK, dodałem.


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