"The toy is between the chair and the desk."

Translation:장난감이 의자하고 책상 사이에 있어요.

September 24, 2017

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의자와 was not accepted, is it different from from 하고?


now accepted! 8/24/20


Other than 하고 being a bit informal, there are no apparent differences.


Im guessing you only set 의 for people. How would you refer to the ownership for an object in korean?


Which object requires possession in this case?


Didn't "between" require possession from an earlier word, more literally meaning "someone's space"?


Ahh I see. If they had used the 의 for 사이에 in another sentence but not here, they should comment on whether or not it's required at all. In my experience people just skip it and say "(thing)하고 (thing) 사이에." It's a con of having just the app as it's more difficult for the creators to reach out to those taking the course.


I think in colloquial Korean -의 is almost always omitted, even when you're talking about actual posession, but it does get confusing when this app sometimes requires it but not always.


It is omitted a lot. Door of the room, color of the house, dog's bone, kid's toy and many oher phrases would would usually be spoken without the "의" particle, but "almost always" might be an overstatement. It's contracted into 네 and 내 for yours and mine. It's used for for 3rd person possession to avoid confusion with simple "그" And I think there a number of sentences or phrases that would sound strange or possibly be misinterpreted without it. 돈에 대한 애착이 모든 악의 근원[뿌리]이 된다.


This course really lacks consistency regarding 는/은 vs 가/이 and -요 vs -습니다, which are barely distinguishable without a context.


These videos are very helpful! Thank you!


What's wrong with "장난감이 의자과 책 사이에 있어요. "?


책 is book 책상 is desk


Also it would be 의자와 but the form of 와/과 should be accepted i think


What is the difference between 책상 and 식탁?


I believe 책상 is a desk specifically, whereas 식탁 is a table for eating.


장난감이 의자와 책상의 사이에서 있어요 was incorrect, but it was correct for a previous sentence. Why is it not fit for this sentence?

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