"Co jest tam na dole?"

Translation:What is there at the bottom?

October 21, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/guliwer521

how about "what's down there"?

October 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Makes sense, added.

October 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DaithMac

What is that down there?, was mine and it got rejected. It seems basically the same.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Well, but maybe there's nothing there in fact? You assumed there's some kind of 'that'. That would be "Co to tam jest na dole" or similar.

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DaithMac

Okay, but that seems to contradict what guliwer521 says, "We say "na dole" if we refer to something already being there. " I'm not sure if I understand.

July 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Well, my way of thinking was like that: your friend gets to the bottom of a well and you yell to him "What's down there?" - and perhaps the well is completely empty and his answer is "Nothing, absolutely nothing!".

But perhaps you see that there is something down there, but can't see what it is - so you ask "What is that down there?" and 'that' refers to that unknown thing that you do see.

That's how I interpret it and that's why I offered an a bit different translation.

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FleurBrighton

Why do you sometimes say "na dole" and sometimes "na dół"?

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/guliwer521

We say "na dole" if we refer to something already being there. "Na dół" is a description of a direction - going down, looking down etc.

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/samrooney

Or 'what is at the bottom?'

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Misses the 'there' part, even if it's just an intensifier.

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jan.K.M

What's downstairs

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

As above with another example, it misses the 'there' part, even if it's just an intensifier.

April 6, 2019
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