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

Translation:Soror in urbe est, mater domi est.

August 27, 2019

11 Comments


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

"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?

August 27, 2019

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.

August 27, 2019

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

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

September 2, 2019

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."

September 2, 2019

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

second "est" unncessary and and "Soror in urbe est, mater domi" should be presented (and accepted) as an alternative.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Did you flag it and report it?

August 28, 2019

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

It is accepted

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christos970882

Why not urbi? If domi is correct I should think this works with urbe, no?

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Please refer to Danielconcasco's comment on this page.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christos970882

Sorry I missed it! Thank you :)

August 29, 2019

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

Don't worry, asking questions is good.

Also note those two words are different declensions. Domus is 4th and urbs is 3rd.

August 29, 2019
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