"いすにすわります。"

Translation:I will sit on the chair.

6/23/2017, 2:46:49 AM

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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.

6/23/2017, 2:46:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/V2Blast
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"Sit on a/the chair" sounds fine to me.

10/23/2017, 3:32:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

6/26/2017, 12:27:29 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/laughmetal

椅子に座ります

8/19/2017, 2:51:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nyoro7
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Brit here, We sit 'on' chairs, not in(side) them.

6/13/2018, 8:09:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/therion2k9
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Can it also mean "I sit down on a chair?" (I'm neither a native English nor Japanese speaker, so bear with me)

10/24/2017, 5:53:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Boringjorn

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

10/24/2017, 8:02:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Pikachu025
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"I sit on chairs" is supposedly wrong... Why?

1/21/2018, 5:54:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ASleepingRock

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

8/1/2018, 6:02:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lori138734

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

2/7/2019, 4:49:12 PM
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