Translation:The teacher's home is in Hong Kong.
Why is duolingo always suggesting the correct words? Basically most exercises are equivalent to "build an english sentence out of the following suggested words". Almost impossible to get it wrong even if i didn't understand any of the chinese. Why not let us translate by ourselves?
Teacher's is possessive, while teachers is simply the plural form of teacher. Since this uses "de", its meant to show possession.
If Duo didn't require the correct use of the apostrophe here, students might "learn" that "老师的" = plural "teachers". With a little effort we might get better at BOTH languages. Thanks Duo, for teaching us well!
This question is quite easy!
老師(师):Teacher(The Teacher) 的:'s 家:home 在: is in 香港: Hong Kong
this sentence has problems...i translated exactly but the system gives me an error...then shows the correct translation that is exactly what i translated...
I was marked wrong for leaving out "the". However, I would argue 都可以, because students normally refer to their teachers as “老师/teacher".
Because the character 家 refers to a house or a home, and needs the character 人 added to it in order to refer specifically to the people who live there.
I wrote it correctly but it was marked as wrong. This happened before on the same sentence.
The teacher's house is in hong kong. The only ligitimate reason duolingo could say this is wrong is beacause there are no houses in hong kong
Teacher's home is in Hong Kong. (Dropping the "the" has the same meaning and is more casual English
I endered "The teacher his house is in Hong Kong" which should also be acceptable right? Since teacher's is just an abbreviation for 'teacher his'
No bro, His is a possessive adjetive, that includes the subject in it, so if you'd say, the teacher his house, you would be duplicating the subject, and you cannot do it, at least not in English.
That might be one way for an English learner to remember it but that's not what the possessive " 's " means - it is not a contraction of two words. It means that what follows, "belongs" to the person/thing with the " 's " (or sometimes " s' " when the noun already ends with an "s".