"We are there."

Translation:Ми там.

June 1, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OrchidBlack

I got the answer correct, but it gave me, "ми є там" as another correct answer. Where does the є come in?

June 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/littleblueduck

"Є" is "am/is/are". In this case, I would say, using it would be colloquial, it is omitted in standard Ukrainian.

There are cases, though, where you might want to emphasize the "being" (although, again, it is not compulsory and can be dropped):

— You guys are not in the photo! = Вас немає на фотографії!

— No, we ARE there! = Ні, ми є там! ("є" is stressed)

(In this example, "є" is used to stress that someone/something is there as opposed to not being there - "немає").

— Who is present here today?

— I am present! = Я є!

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OrchidBlack

Thank you! That makes much more sense now.

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

are there any cases where it would be necessary to use 'є'?

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

We usually don't omit є in у мене є (у нього є, у них є, etc.) structure, which is an equivalent to я маю (I have)

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert_Andersson

Is "є" used as "есть" would be in russian (with the exception "Я маю", which in russian, would be "У меня есть")?

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert_Andersson

Thank you for responding. Дякую! Ich danke Ihnen für eure Antwort! Merci! ☺

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Yes, both are "is" in English

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Maituf

thanks

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriiKr

The word 'are' is translated as 'є' into Ukrainian, but in many cases it can be omitted.

June 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OrchidBlack

Thank you!

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/museeater

dear lord, "mi tam" should be accepted, as that sound in English would sound like long e. And it's hard for polish person to english way of transcription ;/

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MANAZARKS

Mi Tut?

June 11, 2016
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