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"Kyiv is a capital."

Translation:Київ - це столиця.

July 3, 2015

4 Comments


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

Why is there a "це"?


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

"Це" is often used in "A is a B"-type sentences that are "definitions" classifying some things through other things (Кіт — це тварина). It is optional, though.


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

Київ — столиця and Київ — це столиця are equivalent.


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

Київ - це столиця. is like "Kyiv - it's a capital"

Because we tend to omit є, це is quite a handy thing to use to make clear that what you're saying is a "definition"

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