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"З батьком"

Translation:With dad

August 12, 2015

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

Is there a determiner in Ukrainian? Why is "with the father" impermissible?


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

No native English speaker would use either 'a' or 'the' in this sentence. Only words like 'my/your/his/our' etc. Saying 'a father' makes it sound like it doesn't matter whose father or you don't know whose father.


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

It is not a sentence, but rather a phrase without any context, quite a common thing on Duolingo. If you want to know whether it could exist in English, you must imagine a context: "There is a new family on our block. I was just speaking with one of them." "Really, with which one?" "With the father." I don't know that it is anything I have ever said in my half century, but I certainly might have in this or a few other contexts.


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

True but the phrase, as it stood on the day that I made the comment was ambiguous. I believe it's been changed since. As nearly as I can remember, only one answer was accepted (a father) and it was impossible to tell, given the Ukrainian, just what English answer they were looking for.


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

That's right. I had forgotten that. It's quite common when these courses are in beta, I'm afraid.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zonia435615

I'd also say, "З Татом."


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    «З татом» is closer to "with dad", it is less formal way of speaking than «з батьком».


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna349203

    'with (my) father' should be accepted - TATO is the word for dad - батько is given as the word for father in other lessons and the online Ukrainian dictionary also says this means 'with my father.'


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

    "With parent". Why not? Батьки - parents


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

    I don't understand why the answer is with "a" father. English speakers do not say this.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MARSHAL2000

    With dad - is not correct! З батьком - with father. З тато - with dad!!!!!


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

    Does тато not decline?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferdi291195

    Why is it dad and not father. If you click on the Ukrainian eord it brings up father and tgen you get tge sentence wrong, does not make sense

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