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"いすにすわります。"

Translation:I will sit on the chair.

June 23, 2017

14 Comments


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

Maybe my english dialect is weird, but we would never sit "on" a chair, we sit "in" a chair. On makes it sound like youre sitting on top of it with your feet in the seat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

"Sit on a/the chair" sounds fine to me.


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

I'd agree. I get the feeling the on/in decision is regional, as in Scotland I'd say 'sit in a chair'. Perhaps both should be accepted.


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

椅子に座ります


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyoro7

Brit here, We sit 'on' chairs, not in(side) them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJC0Wl

Turn the chair the right way up and you can sit IN it rather than making like a human pencil topper on one of its legs...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyoro7

You're always sat 'on' top of a cusion but I guess you can sit 'in' some chairs like sofa's for instance.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/therion2k9

Can it also mean "I sit down on a chair?" (I'm neither a native English nor Japanese speaker, so bear with me)


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

Yes, it can. It's basically the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pikachu025

"I sit on chairs" is supposedly wrong... Why?


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

I don't think it's wrong... give that one a report if it still is not accepting.


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

Look at Mr. Important over here! He sits on a chair! フープティードゥー! I bet you eat expensive meat, too.


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

OK, this was funny.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lori138734

What's wrong with "I'm sitting on a chair"?

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