"My father lives in a foreign country."

Translation:父は外国にすんでいます。

August 26, 2017

5 Comments


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

Are the first two parts reversible? Could you say: 外国に父はすんでいます。

August 26, 2017

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

It doesn't really sound natural because the tendency is to put the topic (marked by は) at the start of the sentence like in english.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James151779

True, but this is Japanese, and it is perfectly readable (well, as good as I am at reading Japanese ) either way. I do admit that if one translated it directly in the same structure, it would sound a bit like Yoda. "In a foreign country, my father lives." But that is true of almost every sentence translation.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tangolulu85

父は外国に住んでいます

November 20, 2018

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

My father lives abroad—i.e., outside Japan.

June 25, 2019
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