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У ... є

I know how to make sentences with "У мене є" and "У вас є". But what if I wanted to say something like "My city has..."? Would it be "У моє місті є"? Could someone explain me the use of this construction deeper?

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June 26, 2015

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

Instead of using construction "У моєму місті є вода"="There is water in my city", you can use "My city has water"="Моє місто має воду". Actually, I think, that this kind is more relative for Ukrainian and more similar with English. "У мене є кішка"="I have a cat" "Я маю кішку"="I have a cat" (the only problem is, that you need to set the ending of the Dative case).


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    It is true that "я маю" can sound more natural and Ukrainian in many occurrences like you have shown, but the case you use for the object is Accusative, not Dative!


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

    Yes, I've heard of the two possession possibilities before. So it doesn't matter if I use "Я маю" and "У мене є" or is there a difference of meaning, or one construction is more natural/common than the other?


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

    It would be "У моєму місті є ..." You have to use the locative case of the pronoun

    Examples of masculine and neuter genders

    • У моєму місті є вода

    • У моєму селі є ліс

    • У моєму домі є кіт

    • У моєму комп'ютері є вірус

    Examples of the feminine gander

    • У моїй каві є цукор

    • У моїй школі є вчитель

    • У моїй піці є ковбаса

    Examples of the plural

    • У моїх батьків є син

    • У моїх синів є дім

    • У моїх друзів є кава

    Sory, my english is not perfect.


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

    Thank you very much! And by the way your English is very good!

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