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"Hányadik emeleten lakik az egyiptomi bíró?"

Translation:On which floor does the Egyptian judge live?

August 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BigWayne19

----- almost all americans would say, "which floor does the egyptian judge live on ? " . . .

Big 9 jun 18


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eminens2

Yes, accepted it. 2019.09.02.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oskarb123

"On what floor does the Egyptian referee live" was wrong. How do we know when biro refers to a judge or a sports referee?


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

Context. Biró means judge - only within a sporting context would it refer to a referee. So, if you are unsure, assume judge.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

Hány? - How many?

Hányadik? - which? (referring to Nr. in a row), which number?, which?


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

which floor is living the Egyptian judge living on? rejected Additional comment: most of the time "on which, or in which" is rejected and only "which.....on" or "which... in" is accepted. please ensure consistency or even better, accept both.


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

You have "living" twice in your sentence.

Also, the best way to ensure consistency or get things accepted is to report individual sentences, I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold77079

Which floor does the Egyptian judge live? is correct English - On is not necessary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

We do say it as "On which...' , it just sounds a bit more formal.

"On which day is my appointment?" - another example.


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

Which floor does the Egyptian judge live? is correct English - On is not necessary

Huh?

"He lives (the) fourth floor." sounds completely wrong to me, and by the same token, "Which floor does he live?" sounds wrong to me as well.

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