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

Strange letters in Russian?!

Hi everyone, I've noticed recently that there are accents on some letters in the Duolingo's Russian alphabet course, for example:- ма́ма велосипе́д Thanks

November 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

That just shows where the stress is on a word.


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

Are they in the main Russian letters and written, or just explaining?


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

Imagine it like writing a stressed vowel bold, but less intrusive. Regularly used in books aimed for kids and foreign learners.

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Just explaining. I guess you could write them if you felt like it but they aren't in the Russian alphabet. Well a and e are in the Russian alphabet but not á and é


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

you never write them, they are only for kids and foreign students to learn how to read


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Yeah that's why I just said could. Not should or must


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

Then I can also write whatever answer I wish, not that I should or must, right? :))) I just felt like answering that way even though it didn't make any sense ;)


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

To follow up on what grey236 just said, notice those accents are only there when they first introduce the word on its own, for learning purposes only.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oesterreich7

You are right! The course only uses the accents in word images or in the Tips and Notes.

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