"Ваня учится в субботу?"

Translation:Does Vanya study on Saturday?

January 25, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FelixGV1

When I play back the sound, for "субботу", I hear "sobuto", whereas from the spelling I would expect to hear either "subotu" or "subatu".

What's the correct pronunciation? And if I am hearing it right, is this word an exception or have I simply not understood what the normal pronunciation of "о" and "у" ought to be?

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucia380

Felix, I hear subbótu.

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LinguaBritannica

The English translation seems not to be right here. I don't know if this has been written before but I think "is Vanya studying on Saturday?" would make more sense in English. If you use "does Vanya study..." the "does" implies that it's a regular activity. If we're talking about a regular activity, it should be "does Vanya study on SaturdayS". Similarly, "does Vanya study on weekend?" (without the "s" on "weekend") sounds totally wrong

March 24, 2019
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