"Az ő barátja börtönben van."

Translation:His friend is in prison.

August 15, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JanTatouse

Why can't it be 'her friend'?

August 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

It is correct, it should be accepted.

August 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia460976

Does not accept "gaol."

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BigWayne19

-------- really nice try ! . . .

Big 28 jul 18

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hakimomatata

How about 'Her friend is in a jail". Why is it marked as incorrect?

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandraV.

In English, if we talk about an institution (hospital, prison, school...) regarding its primary function (one is there as a patient, prisoner, student...) we don't use articles. "in a jail" could be used if a person is visiting somebody in a jail, but not if they are a prisoner.

April 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Futurulus

In American English (at least Nevada/California, where I grew up), we also say "in prison", "in jail", "in (or at) school", but it's always "in the hospital", not "in hospital".

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrei551534

I think the question was why 'jail' is not accepted...

January 2, 2019
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