"Jenny is in the subway."
Translation:Дженни в метро.
On Android, you can use Gboard. There should be something similar for Apple phones. If you are on a PC or Mac or other desktop device there there may be an On Screen Keyboard to let you click on the Russian letters directly without guessing or pasting letters on your actual keyboard. But before that find out how to install a Russian layout, depending on your platform.
For some of the words it will let me translate into the letter's equivalent and accept it. For example велосипед I can write velociped and it will say correct. For the ones that duo won't accept, I just copy and paste. Not the perfect solution, but I hope this helps!
Add Russian to your keyboard. It is easy and you can switch back and forth.
If you do not want to do that, use
I do not have a Russian keyboard, nor will I. Ever. Stop doing this crap. Thank god I'm using the website and not the app, because if I kept losing hearts because you insist I use a keyboard I don't have I would never use your stupid app again. Instead, I'm simply stuck in the lesson, and if I want to finish it, my only recourse is to get it wrong, copy the text informing me of the correct answer, and then paste it into the text box.
I've been studying both Chinese and Japanese through Duolingo, and both of these writing systems are comprised of non-roman characters, yet never once was I forced in either of those two courses to type non-roman characters. So, why in God's name do you insist on doing it here?
I'm studying Russian on my breaks at work. Because I like learning languages and I have a friend at work who is from the Ukraine. Since we work on government contracts, I'm fairly certain my IT manager would at least have to ask me why I want to install the Russian keyboard. STOP THIS. If you want me to enter Russian characters, at least give me the frigging word bank.