"I am a boy."

Translation:Я - мальчик.

November 3, 2015



I wrote ya mal'chik and it said I was wrong. Explain, please

November 3, 2015


Beta error aside, you should use the Russian language Cyrillic keyboard. Most smartphones can switch between English and Russian with a single key (if enabled in the keyboard settings), same with a PC (mnemonic and Russian layout). Most situations where you'd use Russian won't use the ABC alphabet, but rather the Cyrillic one. It's a good habit to get into sooner rather than later.

December 24, 2015


i have the same error but i don't have a Cyrillic keyboard

or maybe I'm not cheeki breeki enough

July 18, 2016


it's in BETA comrade. you must report. this is not law yet.

November 4, 2015


Same for me. I guess it's because I wrote ' and I had to write ’.

November 3, 2015


I'm not sure what the difference is.

November 4, 2015


The shape is a bit different. You can see it better here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Diverses_apostrophes.png But it still doesn't work with Duolingo anyway.

November 4, 2015


Thank you!!!

November 4, 2015


Could someone explain how малчик and мальчик are different in pronunciation, please?

February 20, 2016


Ь softens the preceding л as I understand it. So you pronounce ль as l with the tip of your tongue curvig up and touching the roof of your mouth. Малчик would be pronounced with the l similar to the English l.

February 21, 2016


The answer was я парень does it have any meaning?

June 1, 2017


Why the dash? Is it necessary when writing a sentence like this?

March 11, 2018


It isn't necessary, but it's used sometimes to show that есть (be) was omitted. "Я мальчик" and "Я — мальчик" mean virtually the same thing; just make sure you don't pronounce the em-dash (there's no pause between я and мальчик).


April 7, 2019


Would recommend downloading Google keyboard app (Gboard). Very easy to swap between cyrillic and english keyboard, with one tap. Makes the learning much more beneficial as well!

December 24, 2016


Why does it need a dash in between?

In other questions we've learned this: Я Том I am Tom

How come this is wrong: I am a boy Я мальчик

July 24, 2018


FOUND THE TRICK!! do not put a comma in the word mal'chik! just put malchik as one word.

June 20, 2016


That's not a comma, that is a comma

May 1, 2017

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    Thanks. That helped a lot.

    July 18, 2016


    What is парень?and why is that the answer

    September 25, 2017


    I put мальчик

    February 21, 2018


    My keyboard does NOT have the right letters/symbols to spell the words.

    March 23, 2018


    Correct answer should be "Я мальчик" but it makes me answer "Я парень" for some reason

    May 11, 2018


    How do i type in the Russian alphebet???

    July 6, 2018


    "ya mal'tshik" - And this is why I do it hundreds of times... I clearly now it.. even the "ь".. but keep losing to the syntax

    July 28, 2018


    Why does the phrase "i am a man" need to have the word "являюсь" but "i am a boy" does not?

    September 26, 2018


    What is the dash for??

    May 6, 2019
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