"V té ulici stojí sedm autobusů."

Translation:There are seven buses in that street.

January 25, 2018

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"Translation: There are seven buses standing on that street."

Similar to the train example in this lesson, english users do not generally refer to vehicles as "standing", much less as "standing on". I understand the sentence but no one would ever speak that way unless it was literally standing on its end because it flipped or something. You could however say "standing by on that street".


I remember from the Russian course "стоит/стоят" like this were mostly translated just as "is/are". Maybe we should do the same.


Although that is not enough, they can be just passing, but "stojí" means they are not moving.


The buses can stand in the street in case you want to preserve the 'stand'. But really I think 'There are seven buses on that street' should be accepted as well. It's the most natural translation of this sentence into English.


---"stojí" means they are not moving.

i.e. "standing" - it is a legitimaze phrase for vehicles stopped for the purpose of waiting for passengers to get in or for loading/unloading - at least in American English.

We even have signs that say "No stopping or standing". Standing in this case means waiting for someone to get into the vehicle. If that is what "stoji" means, then "standing" can also be used.


"Stojí" means just "not moving". They parked there or just stopped on the lights. It does not express that they are waiting for someone - that would be "čekají".


Depends. We also have standing - stání - defined in hour highway code. And we also have a no standing - zákaz stání - traffic sign. It differs from zastavení and zastavení vozidla. It mans stopping for more then just unloading and loading the vehicle.


If the buses were there on the street not doing anything, I would say: Seven buses are sitting on that street.


Buses are definitely NOT sitting anywhere :)


I think even just "There are seven buses >ON< that street." Would fix this. In the street is just... weird, like the buses are built into the pavement or something.


standing ON the street sounds weird. In the street is much better


I just changed the main translation to get away from "standing" and blocked the reverse exercise.


In response to all the discussion on the various possible English translations of this Czech sentence, my take is, does the English version make sense? In everyday English, stationary buses (or other vehicles) can just "be", or "be standing", or even "be sitting" (especially in stationary traffic), in a street. Also, I don't agree that "In that street are seven buses" is bad English, it is certainly unusual, but if someone said that to me I would not be thinking it was a wrong thing to say.


You know, it works sometimes and sometimes it does not. Czech students of English, of which there are many even here, will often just try to copy the Czech order and use "In the garage are two cars." and while there are moments where it can work we absolutely do not want them to learn to use that instead of learning "There are two cars in the garage." when we are informing about the presence of two cars in that place.


I would suggest deleting this sentence from duolingo as there at least five translations that cover the meaning of this sentence.


Most sentences have hundreds of translations. Many have thousands. At least from English to Czech. From Czech to English it is typically by an order of magnitude or two less.


Pri čítaní diskusie mi napadlo. V slovenčine často povieme "Na tejto ulici/zastávke stojí 5 autobusov," v zmysle že tam zastavuje 5 roznych liniek /čísel. Môže sa to tak povedať aj česky? Alebo treba povedať že autobusy na "zastávce staví/zastavují?"

A ako by to bolo anglicky? "There stop 5 buses on the bus stop"?


Česky tam autobusy staví nebo zastavují. Anglicky si nejsem jistý, ale "there stop" zní divně. Ale sloveso stop je správně.


Ďakujem. Tiež mi to v angličtine znelo divne, ale nič lepšie som nevymyslela.


Nejjednodušší možnost: "Five buses stop here", můžeme přidat "in this street", "at this stop" apod.


what is wrong with ... in that street are seven buses


It's bad English, that's what's wrong with it. You need "In that street, *there are seven buses."


i believe that you are incorrect. If you omit the "," then you do not need the "there" it would be a single clause.

In the street , there are seven buses standing could be rewritten as "In the street stand seven buses"


The burden of proof is on you. Can you show me a grammar book/site that allow such structures in modern English? I can imagine that it was still acceptable 60+ years ago.

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