"Good morning."

Translation:Доброе утро.

November 3, 2015



why is добрый утро not correct here?

November 3, 2015


because утро is a neuter noun, so the adjective for 'good' has to match it with neuter ending -oe instead of masculine -ый ending. Hope this helps :)

November 4, 2015


I wonder as well

August 25, 2019


How do I know when to pronounce "o" as "a" ? Or, why do we write "УТРО" but not "УТРА" ?

November 4, 2015


o is only pronounced like 'oh' when it is stressed. All other times it is pronounced like 'ah' or 'uh' depending on where the o is in the word. Usually if the o is right after or before the stressed syllable it is pronounced like 'ah'. If it is farther away it is pronounced like 'uh'. Take хорошо for example. The last 'o' is stressed, so it's pronounced like 'huh-rah-SHOH'. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just going off of what I remember from school :)

November 4, 2015


Actually, it's not that difficult.

  • "A" is always pronounced the same way as "uh" like in come
  • "O" unstressed is pronounced like "A"
  • "O" stressed is pronounced as "oh" like in ball
November 23, 2015


This is helpful, from a beginner's learning perspective: how is one to know when asked to write what we hear in Russian, if the "ah/uh" we hear spoken is "а" or "о" or some other vowel?

November 7, 2015


Well, I was learning German here in Duolingo, and it never forgave me wrong declination. To be honest Russian declination is twice as hard as the German one, but it still is the same thing and you can hardly learn it by only passing lessons in Duolingo. It's the background that has to be learnt somewhere else. Sometimes there are grammatical entry in Duolingo before the lesson but not always. Personally I would advise you to use external resources to find grammatical rules. For example see declinations here.

November 23, 2015


Спасибо, Maxim Silimanov

September 16, 2017


I would say it's all just memorizing how the words are spelled in the beginning. After you get a better feel for the sounds you'll start to recognize patterns/kind of tell the difference.

November 8, 2015


I'm sorry to disappoint you, but you have to look at the context. I'm native russian and I assure you, that there is no "oh", "ah" and "uh" difference here. Both russian "а" and "o" letters when they are not stressed are ALWAYS pronounced this way .

November 22, 2015


I am Russian and the way to actually do is to First learn the alphabet that would really help with it!

April 13, 2018


She says Добро though, without the "е"(ye)

November 3, 2015


Ooo...so much confusion...the only solution is to remember words,phrases,sentences as much as you can depending upon time place and circumstances. Its not like learning english of some other indian language.

January 28, 2016


What confusion do you talk about? "Доброе утро" is a direct translation of "Good morning". The only possible confusion is that this phrase is very old and idiomatic. In non-idiomatic speach word "добрый" today is used in the meaning "good" very rarely and mostly in sarcastic way. The primary meaning of "добрый" is "kind/not evil".

January 30, 2016


Is он добрый человек correct? He is a kind person.

April 24, 2018



January 1, 2019


Is this phrase formal or informal? Or both?

August 26, 2016


It's formal. Close friends will most surely use it only sarcastically.

August 27, 2016


this phras formal don't informal and don't both:)

May 9, 2017


How do you add a Russian keyboard???

September 24, 2017


Setting - setting keyboard - add languages

May 20, 2018


Доброе instead of Добрый because.....?

April 24, 2018


When I have to use доброе and добрый

May 7, 2018


"Добрый" is masculin, "Доброе" is neuter gender. Since утро is neuter, you should use the second variant here.

November 28, 2018


How do you type in the Russian keyboard with an English keyboard, cause I've been having to use google translate to type in some stuff.

July 6, 2018


okay, this can be a dumb question, but, how do i know when i should use Доброе or Добрый? just got a little confused

November 23, 2018


Доброе with neuter nouns, and Добрый with masculine nouns.

Neuter nouns tend to end in -о, - е, or ия. Masculine nouns tend to end in a consonant. But there are exceptions.

January 1, 2019


What is the distinction between Доброе and Добрый?

February 6, 2019


Доброе and Добрый What is the distinction between the two?

February 6, 2019


What's the difference between добрый и доброе?

May 7, 2019


if доброе is neutral noun and добрый is masculine noun, then what is feminine nouns?

July 27, 2019


Добрый (m)/Добрая (f)/Доброе (n) are forms for adjective, not noun.

August 4, 2019
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