"Це заєць."

Translation:This is a hare.

May 23, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Euglot

For all future Ukrainian learners, a rabbit isn't the same as a hare, so don't get confused.

Good luck!

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertLech3

hare = заєць

rabbit = кролик

difference seen here: http://www.littlemunchkinsrabbitry.com/uploads/1/8/0/3/18037727/_2513483.jpg

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs_Lopez

Дякую!

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/johnson.jrmh

Is this a common word in Ukrainian? I don't think I would ever use hare in everyday English unless referring specifically to something like the story "The tortoise and the hare" or maybe in a biological discussion if I wanted to be really accurate. Otherwise, I would just use "rabbit" incorrectly even when referring to a hare.

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ali.kinsella

It is very common, in fact, perhaps more common than rabbit. Зайці are the wild animals that live in fields and glens. Кролики are almost exclusively kept for food. Mixing them up is a mistake Ukrainians would not make.

October 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Кролики are also pets :)

October 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rozamunduszek

How common is rabbit-eating in Ukraine? O.O

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Rabbit meat isn't readily accessible in all the stores, but quite common. My grandparents used to raise rabbits for meat (just for our family use)

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rozamunduszek

"fairly common" as in "not unheard of" or "the majority of people eat it at least a couple of times a year". It just sounds so disturbing. Keeping a rabbit as a pet while eating another rabbit for dinner...

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ali.kinsella

I would say the majority of people eat it at least a couple of times a year.

And I don't see how it's any more disturbing than eating pork, beef, chicken, or any other animal. It's actually quite lean and flavorful.

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rozamunduszek

ali.kinsella, I think eating any kind of meat is disturbing. But I think eating animals of the same species as your pet is extra disturbing. It's like why is your pet rabbit any different from the rabbit on your plate?

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/middle-earth

How do I say the "ць" and "дь" sounds?

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/katya478021

I would rather have a rabbit

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElenaMigun

"It is a hare" - what's wrong?

May 16, 2019
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