"Do you have a vacant table?"

Translation:У вас є вільний столик?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SmithUA01
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what's wrong with "стіл"? is there a distinction between "a table as an item of furniture" and "a table as a thing you might reserve in a restaurant"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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That's just a convention I guess, that we call restaurant tables "столик" instead of стіл

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SmithUA01
SmithUA01
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confusing! but thanks for explaining. there's probably something similar in english somewhere

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sanel95
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у тебе є вільний столик?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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No matter how you look at it, you are unlikely to ask your pal to give you a vacant table or two.

At a cafe or a restaurant you'd want to use ви—which is not as much a politeness device as a generalizing "you" (a waiter does not have any tables—it is the whole restaurant they work at that does)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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Is there a way to have Duolingo reply to such answers "Your answer is technically correct, but in most situations to which the original sentence refers, your translation would be considered rude/too polite/archaic/really weird"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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That's a great idea :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
Shady_arc
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...for more than one language:)

3 years ago
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