"Mi iras el la domo."

Translation:I am going out of the house.

May 29, 2015


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In the da/de chapter one of the sentences was like "Mi iras de la domo"(Or da, i still don't entirely get it.) So when would you use which, or am i just not understanding something?

May 29, 2015


It's more correct to say "mi iras el la domo", because "el" denotes extraction or exit or something like that.

June 21, 2015


Ok, Dankon!

June 21, 2015


What makes el different then, when used in "...venas el Usono". I am from these United States, but I have not exited them.

June 10, 2019


my question also. anybody?

May 29, 2015


Both mean of. Da is used for quantities of something. De for everything else.

May 29, 2015


But what is the difference here between "de" and "el"? Is "el" more emphatic?

May 31, 2015


el is like "out of". It's marking your point of origin. For instance, if you want to tell someone your country of origin, you say "Mi estas el Usono."

de is simply "from" or "of". It's a less lasting or permanent point of origin.

That is unless there's some nuance between this and the German "von" and "aus" which I'm basing this on.

June 23, 2015


If 'el' is a more permanent point of origin, then why is el used in this sentence when you're just going out of the house?

February 13, 2017


Does the audio say "domomo?"

May 30, 2015


Yes, I'm hearing it too.

May 31, 2015


It sounds like 'do-omo'.

June 21, 2017


I hear this on my phone too! Domomo... But when i bring the speaker closer to my ear, i hear domo. Weird! Yanis/Laurel anyone?

August 12, 2018


Why is "I go from the house" wrong?

May 29, 2015


They accept it now.

June 5, 2015


Not grammatically english.

May 29, 2015


It might be a sentence fragment, but it's perfectly normal to say "I go from the house to the mailbox, every morning." "I go from the house" doesn't make any more sense than "I am going from the house" to me.

May 29, 2015


Not true. Grammatically, it's fine - it's a matter of style that makes it sound awkward. It's not a sequence of words I'd normally choose, but there's no grammatical error.

June 3, 2015



October 25, 2016


It sounds like audio pauses between iras and domo

August 31, 2017


"I go out of the house" was wrong, why?

May 29, 2015


It is now accepted

May 30, 2015


I put "I come from the house". One of the correct answers was "I go from the house" which sounds incorrect to me.

June 3, 2015


May I ask in what way "I go from the house" is grammatically incorrect? To go is able to accept any preposition of motion, such as to, out of and, as in this example, from.

I think, that what you mean is that, to you it sounds idiomatically incorrect, e.g. it's not something commonly heard. Nevertheless, it makes grammatical sense, and even sounds like the sort of thing I would say.

So "I go from the house" is very much correct English, it's just not the sort of thing that is generally said.

July 13, 2015


I come from the house = mi venas el la domo

November 25, 2018


coming and going are from the viewpoint of the speaker. If you say "I come from the house.", you may already be at your destination. If you say "I go from the house...." you are probably talking about something you do, while still at the house.

July 10, 2015


The outdoors are for losers.

August 7, 2016


Yet again, fuzzy diction on the part of the speaker. Get a new microphone or new speaker. Very disheartening to new learners.

January 26, 2019


the audio sounds like the narrator started choking mid-sentence

April 10, 2019


I'm not sure why "I'm leaving the house" is incorrect.

June 3, 2015


While that is the general meaning of the sentence, Duo typically wants you to stick more closely to the exact wording of the original sentence. Saying "leave" would require a different word (one I regrettably do not know yet).

June 22, 2015


This works now

September 3, 2018


"I am coming from the house" is not correct?

October 25, 2016


iri means "to go", not "to come". You're thinking of "Mi venas el la domo".

October 25, 2016


dankon. I see the difference now.

October 25, 2016


Basically I'm leaving.

June 9, 2017


I accidentally typed the wrong thing, and the "correct" answer shows up as "I go out the house". That's been reported.

It seems several questions show up with some weird solutions that are not correct when you type certain wrong things.

August 23, 2018

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