"خَلْف اَلْمَكْتَب كَلْب في سَيّارة."

Translation:There is a dog in a car behind the office.

July 16, 2019

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hassassin30

Are there different ways of saying the dog is inside the car and on top of the car?

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Yep. a dog inside a car: كلب في سيارة - كلب داخل سيارة

a dog on top of a car: كلب فوق سيارة - كلب على سيارة

In regard of the last sentence, the word (فوق) [fawq] might note that the dog is above the car without a contact to the car that is. While the preposition (على) [3alá] is more likely that the dog is directly upon the car. I kept all sentences indefinite to make it general.

July 16, 2019

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

Why not "There behind the office is a dog in a car"?

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

your answer would naturally require a comma after "there" : There, behind the office is a dog. Even that actually I don't think it sounds good in English and it would better be: There, behind the office THERE is a dog.

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bonjour689181

Behind the office, there is a dog in a car. Was not accepted. I thought you look for literal translation.

August 5, 2019
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