"I am Jenny."
Sorry, but it is "stupid" (I said sorry) to try to translate names. Anyone can give it different sounds. Maybe for a placement test, o for starters could be better to focuse only on words.
I think they deliberately chose words (including proper nouns) that sound similar to English words so you could learn the alphabet and phonemes faster. Like "J" is " Дж" or "sh" is "ш".
i think that since this lesson is for learning the alphabet and its sounds it's ok
I take your point Kev. But this is one of the very few questions on this placement test that I have got right! My Russian is rusty by 50 years :-( More luck than judgement I think!
I downloaded a Russian keyboard on my android phone. Go to configurations, you will find it.
Why is the 'J' sound of 'Jenny' translated as 'Дж' instead of just 'Ж'? Дженни instead of Женни Wouldn't that be 'Dzhenni' and not 'Zhenni'? It doesn't make sense to me
Yes, 'Дженни' sounds like [Dzhenni], 'Женни' sounds like [Zhenni] - no [D]
When we say the name 'Jenny' (the English name in Russian), we clearly pronounce the sound [D]. That's why 'Дженни'
The sound of 'Ж' doesn't match with the sound of 'J'.
'Ж'[zh][ʒ] ≠ 'J'[dzh][dʒ]. It is necessary to get used to it.
Pronunciation (Ш, Ж, Щ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVYUqutee4A
I hope I could be of help. ))
The letter ж is like a French or Turkish "j" - or like the "s" in "measure".
But дж is like an English "j". Sometimes English writes that sound with a "d" in it, like in "nudge".
"Й" is a consonant letter and sounds like the first sound in "yes" or "you".
"И" is a vowel and sounds like the vowel sound in "mean".
My phone doesnt have russian characters but the program wont let me advance without them.
Can not get past I am jenny No reverse R. I have Russian keyboard but its missing. I have no way to cont.
I don't nt have Cyrillic keyboard. And i am forever stuck... can't skip the sentence
I thougth the first lesson started with the russian (cirilic) alphabet... I need to learn from the beginning because I can not write it in lesson 4. I did first 3 lessons because it's easy relate sounds an images. I think this language learning app has to teach from the begining a non comon simbols like cirilic alphabet and maybe a list of equivalents in english alphabet. This will be a big step to starting learn russian
I think then is not correct way to introduce yourself. "Я Дженни " sounds like "Me Tarzan".. "Меня зовут Дженни" is something else