"Посуд на полиці."

Translation:The dishes are on a shelf.

June 21, 2015

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"a" is any, nonspecific. "the" is specific. So, as there are no articles in the Ukrainian language, how do I know how to translate something that is not there?

June 21, 2015

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You can translate it to either "the" or "a" depending on the context. Just a sentence on its own does not provide enough information to stick to either of the translations, so you can choose both.

June 25, 2015

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If only it were so easy. I do agree with you, without context it is impossible. So both should be correct. DL only accepts one and not the other as correct.

June 25, 2015

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Yes, both should be correct, report it!

(I will if I stumble upon it)

June 28, 2015

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Already done did do that. :)

June 28, 2015

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I agree with the chain. I wrote "Dishes are on the shelf" and it was marked wrong. Please correct this!

December 9, 2018
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