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"He lost a book"

Translation:Alipoteza kitabu

October 3, 2017



Why is this sentence coming up in the present 3 unit? I keep getting sentences like this one and sentences that use the future tense, but I haven't learned any tense other than the present tense so far.


Would "Alikipoteza kitabu" work? If not, why not? (it was marked as incorrect)


That would be more likely to mean "He lost the book" but it's not a strict equivalency. (Object prefixes are more likely when the object is animate and specific and less likely when it's inanimate and general, but it's not a hard rule.)

Basically, in this course, they expect you to use the object prefix with people, but not with things ... except for in the lesson about the object prefix, where you're supposed to use it all the time ... which is stupid because when you're strengthening skills, you don't know which lesson you're in, and each sentence should accept all the possible translations regardless of any external context (such as which lesson you're in).

Anyway, the course is missing a lot of valid answers, if you do this lesson again, try it again with "Alikipoteza kitabu" and report it with "My answer should be accepted" and hopefully one day, the course creators will make a decision about it.


I just reported it. It still has not been accepted with the -ki- object prefix.

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