"They have water."
Translation:У них есть вода.
You add Н to the personal pronouns starting with И or Е when there is a preposition.
Hmm I haven't gotten around to leaning what the cases look like much (coming from leaning German it's not hard to get a handle on their functions), but since this form basically states the owned object's existence... is the noun for it in nominative case? (Yes, I know the possessive is in genitive)
Yes, you are right! Grammatically, the owned subject is the subject of the sentence, and thus always in the nominative case.
I downloaded an app which allows me to change the alphabet of my phone to cyrillic. not the best solution, but way easier than to contemplate how russian language MIGHT sound to english speakers :D
The use of the roman alphabet is bad. We need the exception of using the real cyrillic alphabet. Instead of re-learning ways to pronounce roman alphabet for russian use. Then having to also learn how to pronounce the russian cyrillic alphabet later. Just use google keyboard and or at least offer this for those of us who are more concerned with proper language comprehension. please. )
Im using the cyrillic on my phone, but sometimes I want to swich to the Roman alphabet to see better how the word is pronounced. I found the switching button only on the computer, does it exist also in the app on the phone? (Galaxy) couldn't find it:(
Would есть really be used? "They have this water" seems odd. It accepted without есть but still leaves me asking how this would actually be said in Russia.
The sentence is: They have water. The word есть does not mean "this", есть is part of the phrase "have".
I am a little confused as to why I said У них есть вода but it said I was wrong and said the correct translation would be У них вода. But I thought У них вода was incorrect? Can someone please explain? Are they both right?
What are these _' signs? And how do i know when to use them? I mean, i do understand that there is only the option of using Roman alphabet but how am i supposed to know when to write what? :D maybe someone is able to help. Thanks!