"Where is the window?"
Hello there :)
Although you've got a nice question, we shouldn't (by our rules) use bad words on Duolingo. Could you please rephrase your question?
If I'm not wrong, "sono" means "that". And the sentence "sono mado wa doko deska?" should mean something like "that window, where is it?".
I also think the chosen translation is not exactly the best one (but I'm just a learner here).
This is quite hard. は (wa, yes this is the only time its pronounced this way) marks the word after it as the topic while が (ga) marks the word before it as the subject (something totally foreign in English). Like most rules in the Japanese language there are exceptions but just try to remember the basics and mark down which is used when as you go through various sentences on here.
Seems one of the best kept secrets is using Duo on a computer (desktop) rather than a mobile device?!?!?!
I have no idea why this isn't available on the mobile apps (even a link would be good enough.) For some reason, Duo does not give this option in the mobile app. Someone had to tell me about it after my first few weeks of confusion....since then I have told many people and they were all very surprised.
Duo does provide info about each lesson but only if you are using a computer (not a mobile device.) When you click on a lesson there is a box that you can click on a key or the start button on mobile. The key one is the button that let's you test out of that skill if you wish. The other starts the lesson. However, if you are on a desktop there is also a button that let's you click on a lightbulb. This actually goes into details about what the lesson is about and even gives you all the Kanji info that they teach (all of a sudden)! So the info is out there, but you need to use a computer for that info. What I typically do is use a computer and take notes about the lesson info and then depending on where I am I use the mobile or the computer.
I'm sure this will help some folks that haven't ever logged in on a computer :)
Well, for one, you can phrase this question by saying まどはどこにありますか。Taken literally, it means "As for the window, in which location does it exist?" But obviously it's understood as "Where is the window?"
It means the same thing as まどはどこですか, so all things equal the latter is more common as it's much shorter.
Basically, you can use に when referring to a location.
Eg, どこにすんでいますか。Where do you live?
I think the question you're thinking of probably used the verb あります instead of です.
窓はどこですか。(mado wa doko desu ka)
Where is the window? (です sentences tell us that A=B, so "window = where?")
窓はどこにありますか。 (mado wa doko ni arimasu ka)
Where is the window? (あります literally means "to exist", so it's asking "in what location does the window exist", where the に shows that どこ is a location)
The Font is too small to read on my phone. Euclidean is readable. But Complex character like this... I CANNOT SEE THE DETAILS LINES IN THIS CHARACTER!!
I'VE REQUESTED FOR YEARS that DuoLingo allow users to increase/adjust the smallest font size used in the settings. IT'S EASY TO PROGRAM IN THIS CAPABILITY!! Literally. I'm a programmer.
But DUOLINHO REFUSES!!
I quit DuoLingo AGAIN for over a year. Trying AGAIN! But NO! DuoLingo does not care about accessibility or usability of their app. I CANNOT PROGRESS ANY FURTHER IN JAPANESE OF I LATERALLY CANNOT SEE STROKE DETAILS ON A CHARACTER.
It's almost impossibly to see the " and ° marks! And actually impossible to see kanji details!
FURIOUS. IT'S BEEN LIKE 3+ YEARS. I'LL NEVER PAY IF I CANNOT EVEN SEE THE"LETTERS". IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN what cannot be seen.
They keep making stupid changes, like changing colors. Or changing graphics.
But something USEFUL and NECESSARY, only taking a few lines of code, they Refuse.
Not only will I not pay, I REFUSE TO WATCH EXTRA ADS until they allow us to INCREASE THE MINIMUM FONT SIZE. Not only that, but as I cannot process in the lessons, I practically never use the app At all. SO YOU GET ZERO AD REVENUE, when I cannot and will not use the app. I Also Quit recommending this app Long Ago. Every Review or comment I make about the app highlights it's UNUSABLE and INACCESSIBLE nature, even if I also state that it could 've an amazing app.
The OWNERS, Management, Leadership of the company Is TERRIBLE.