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когда использовать "У тебя есть" или только "У тебя" ?

фразы как:
У тебя есть денег
У тебя красивые глаза (без "есть")

¿Cuando se debe usar la oracion completa con "есть" y cuando no es necesario?
When to use the whole sentence including "есть" and when don't?

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For learning: Russian
Base language: Russian
Category: Language



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    We use "есть" if the point of the sentence is the existence of something.
    For example, if your interlocutor doesn't know that my brother is married, you can say:
    "У моего брата есть красивая жена".
    If the existence is not the point, then we do not use the word "есть".
    For example, I can say to a woman:
    "У тебя красивые глаза."
    Since I focus on the beauty rather than on the existence (my interlocuter knows she has eyes), I do not use the word "есть".

    First of all I have to correct you: "у тебя есть деньгИ" (винительный падеж)

    Well, as I know the short form (without "есть") is used when you define the subject: "у тебя есть деньги" - "у тебя много денег"
    "у тебя есть ботинки" - "у тебя отличные ботинки!"

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