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"The sister is in the city, the mother is at home."

Translation:Soror in urbe est, mater domi est.

August 27, 2019

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

"In the city" -> "in urbe" "At home" -> "domi" Both of them denote a place of location, but why does the first use 'in' while the second modifies the word?


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

Certain words take the locative case for location. These include the names of cities (but not urbs), rus, domus, and small islands. I don't think I forgot any...

The locative was almost gone by the time Latin is written down, so only these few words still use it.


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

Why not "Soror est in urbe , mater domi est." Isn't word order flexible? Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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That's what we beta testers are for. Please flag it in-lesson and report "My answer should be accepted."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacob80183

Why they say it like that


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Like what? Are you asking why Latin behaves like Latin and not like English?

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