"Good night, mom."
Translation:Спокойной ночи, мама.
absolutely, i am telling you this like a person who's first language is russian ;)
In one sentence, they use a conjugation of добре and in another they use спокойной for "good" and I haven't figured out if they are interchangeable or if they somehow depend on context.
This might be old but i'll put this here for if anyone else comes by. Спокойной translates to calm, and спокойной ночи is a farewell phrase used the same way as good night in english, добрый вечер is a greeting that translates to good evening
I agree... Duolingo does a terrible job explaining differences like these... they just throw them at you. Gives me the impression of a course made by robots using Google Translate (I know this isnt the case but the lack of more in depth explanations gives this general feeling in my opinion).
спокойной ночи is incorrect. Спокойной is the singular form, yet ночи is plural. It should be спокойные ночи.
you can use
доброй ночи as a greeting and rarely as a farewall,
but you can never use
спокойной ночи as an evening greeting, only as a evening farewall or a wish before bed
It's in genitive. It is commonly used in "wish sentences" - which in english stuff like "have a nice day"
You probably mean "СПОКИ-НОКИ" cuz what you just said (2 years ago) seems funny but it's not correct though
Why do you use "добрый" for "good afternoon" but "спокойнй" for "goodnight"?
WTF?! I am a native, and we also say GOOD NIGHT like you guys. it both means ДОБРОЙ and СПОКОЙНОЙ НОЧИ. Stupid stpid duo! I am so angry
The application wants me to type an answer in Russian but does not provide for a Russian keyboard. Nor did the App provide the "word bank."
Gosh why are you guys making a huge problem out of it? Install another language on your google keyboard app. And problem solved.
I wrote it in Latin letters as "Spokoynoy nochi, mama", perhaps make different transliterations correct? I could have easily also written "spokojnoj nochi, mama" or something else.
We don't have control over which transliterations to make correct, so it'd probably be better for you to use the Cyrillic letters.
Tablets are good for this as it is easy to get Cyrillic. Laptops often need a payment for a new format
You can install new keyboards on you laptop for free. Just go to "Settings", then "time and language" (this might be different, depending on your laptop). You'll have to buy keyboard stickers if you don't know where each letter is, or you can just print out a keyboard layout.
or, if in Windows, click on the start button and search for "on-screen keyboard", then a map of the current language will be shown on the screen. You just need to change to the Russian layout and the map will show where the letters are on the keyboard
If you do it on your phone thry actually have a bunch of different language keyboards at no cost!