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Strange letters in Russian?!

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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

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
grey236
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That just shows where the stress is on a word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez
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Are they in the main Russian letters and written, or just explaining?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Imagine it like writing a stressed vowel bold, but less intrusive. Regularly used in books aimed for kids and foreign learners.

Sunspeckles

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L
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you never write them, they are only for kids and foreign students to learn how to read

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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Yeah that's why I just said could. Not should or must

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L
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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 ;)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oesterreich7
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You are right! The course only uses the accents in word images or in the Tips and Notes.

3 years ago
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