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"Мій брат - студент."

Translation:My brother is a student.

May 22, 2015

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

Could you write this sentence without the hyphen or is it necessary?

May 22, 2015

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

It is not a hypnen but an em dash (or at least there should be a dash). Punctuation rules are strict in Ukranian and you can't just omit marks.

You need to put a dash if:

  • subject and predicate are expressed with nouns in direct case "Мій брат - студент."
  • subject and predicate are infinitives
  • subject and predicate are numerals
  • there is a word це before predicate
May 22, 2015

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

Em dashes confuse me a little.

August 29, 2016

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

See VinnFred's comment

September 5, 2016
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