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"The rats are in the book."

Translation:चूहे किताब में हैं ।

October 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SGAZAe
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Kitaab mein chuhe hain is also right


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VishakhaS

Hindi speaker here.... Well, the placement of the words depends on what is the prime focus of the conversation.

For example If I am asking: Chuhe kahan hain? The answer would be: Chuhe kitab me hain.

But if I ask: Kitab me kya hai? The answer would be: Kitab me chuhe hain.

I hope this makes things a little clearer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dinekum

This flexibility is not known by course designer...


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    Well, mine was marked wrong :/


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/furkane_kolta

    I'm Turkish, and I can say that the word order Hindi is almost the same with Turkish.

    "Kitaab mein chuhe hain." would sound like "There are mice in the book.", but "Chuhe kitaab mein hain." would sound like "Mice are in the book."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguisticBoi

    But the "mein" after the "kitaab" would mean that kitaab is taking the postposition?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paul376479

    Mine marked wrong :(


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elfulton2

    Am I correct in thinking that किताब में चूहे हैं would instead translate to something like "There are rats in the book"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zerenei

    Absolutely right!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elfulton2

    Thanks for confirming : )


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tashiwa261

    The kind that chew up books


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crush

    Does में not require the oblique case?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Megan146304

    Yeah it can be said both ways


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kitty816582

    If the sentence order depends on a preceding question or conversation, and both ways are grammatically correct, why is it marked wrong?

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