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"Что вам известно о воре?"

Translation:What do you know about the thief?

September 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francis103649

Can you also say что ты знаешь о воре?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/step1getexcited

The most direct translation would be "What is known to you about the thief", correct? I find this to be a formal way to ask. "Я могу" versus "мне можно" kind of thing.


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

Yes, it is correct. Use the report button next time you will come across this task.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johncummin7

How does "что кому известно о...." differ in meaning and tone from "что ты знаешь..."? Is it more demanding? More formal?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex2537

"что кому известно о ..." = "кому что известно о ..." = "who knows what about ..." (I don't know if this is correct English, maybe "Who knows something about ..." (?) ).

"что ты знаешь ..." = "what do you know ..."

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