"Де ти працював позавчора?"

Translation:Where did you work the day before yesterday?

May 28, 2015

14 Comments


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

(Позавчора (Pozawczora)/Przedwczoraj (PL) - "the day before yesterday", I've always wondered how many other indo-european languages have a separate word for this. Very handy.

May 28, 2015

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

In Hebrew (my native) there's a word for that, but it's not an indo-european language. also, I think in German you can say "vorgestern".

July 7, 2015

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

In Spanish we have "anteayer".

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Radoslav123

In Slovakian: "predvčerom".

January 5, 2016

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

In portuguese we have "anteontem"

December 21, 2015

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

That's awesome. Keep 'em coming. I wonder what that word in Hebrew is.

December 22, 2015

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

In Bulgarian: завчера or онзи ден (lit. that day)

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mapple2002

In dutch, we say: 'eergisteren'

January 8, 2017

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

In Turkish (non ie) önceki gün

July 20, 2018

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

There's "алдыңгүні" (aldynguny) in Kazakh

November 8, 2018

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

In Korean (not Indo-European) 그제.

September 2, 2016

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

In slovenian - predvčerajšnjim

February 8, 2018

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

Also not an Indo-European language, but Chinese also has a two-character combination that basically equates to a single word, 前天 qíantīan. I'm beginning to think English is in the minority on this!

Incidentally, my Russian ex-boyfriend once asked me how to say 'the day before yesterday' in English. He was absolutely convinced that it was simply 'before yesterday,' a pattern which, as we can now see, fits in so many other languages. He was so amazed that English required so many words to express the concept that he refused to believe me - a native speaker! - that this is how we say it in English until his linguist father confirmed it!

May 8, 2018

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

Oh, and of course there's Russian 'позавсера'. Дуже схоже на українське слово. :)

May 8, 2018
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