अनुवाद:The house was almost empty.
Why require the
In English we always put 'the' or 'a' (or 'my', 'your', 'his', 'her', etc.) in front of common nouns (the/a dog, the/a cat, the/a car, the/a friend, etc.)
But for proper nouns you do not need them (Rajiv, India, Bikanderwalas, etc.)