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"It is the seventh of January! Merry Christmas!"

Translation:Сьогодні сьоме січня! З Різдвом!

October 15, 2017



Why to translate "it is" as "Сьогодні" ? What is wrong with "це"? And it is given "це" in the lesson!


In this particular context, you can't translate "It's" literally just because we don't say "Це сьоме січня" meaning it's the seventh of January today.

So just learn it as an idiomatic expression. It's the seventh of January = Сьогодні сьоме січня (lit. Today is the seventh of January).

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