"The detective asks where we went."

Translation:우리 어디에 갔냐고 형사는 해요.

October 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/ananke23

So "where we went" cannot be placed after "the detective" and before "asks?"

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ling.ko

The Korean sentence is very strange if it isn't wrong. I'm sure this was made by some computer program, not by a man.

Better word-by-word translations would be like these ones:

형사는 우리가 어디에 갔냐고 물어요.

형사는 우리가 어디에 갔느냐고 물어요.

형사는 우리가 어디에 갔는지(를) 물어요. : (를) is optional.

형사는 우리가 어디에 갔는가(를) 물어요.

All the sentences above can be substituted with '형사가' instead of '형사는'. The choice between '은/는' and '이/가' is quite subtle and sometimes fuzzy. Explaining the reason is beyond my ability.

October 16, 2017
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