"Are you there?"

Translation:Ви там?

May 22, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/vuikonw3t

any reason "чи ви там?" doesn't work for "Are you there?"

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

Цей тип питальних речень не вправляється в курсі. Ми навчаємо англомовних учнів вживати типову розмовну українську. Ви можете пояснити їм цей тип питань у обговореннях речень, коли і як вживається ..

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vuikonw3t

thanks for your reply :)

I am an English speaking student. I've taken some Ukrainian courses when I was younger, but I don't speak it much anymore :(

I can't understand your full explanation, but from what I can see - it's just not standard spoken modern Ukrainian?

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

Right. Rather bookish, I would say. Poetry, classic literature, formal papers like surveys can have it..

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vuikonw3t

aaah. ok - same reason for "чи ти там" as well I guess?

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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Even though it is not in this course I wouldn't advise you not to use it in real life, outside of this course. To my mind, it is totally okay and you can use any of these two forms

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

I advise not to use it in the course.

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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Also, people in English also ask "You there?" as an informal to "Are you there?" but it is not as common as in Ukrainian, I think. I still think "You there?" could be added to possible correct answers.

September 17, 2015
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