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"Папа, это не мой мотор."

Translation:Dad, this is not my motor.

November 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

A pretty normal sentence...

EDIT: Wow, 66 upvotes!
EDIT2: Mother of upvotes, 323??

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucas.hbs

Well, russians.

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bubakarrr

In Soviet Russia, motor introduces you

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EduardAlex13

In Совет Руссйя, the Cyrilic Alphabet tries to read you

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kxxxp

that's right - Советская Россия.

November 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kabzus

Россия была Советской до 1991 года. Теперь это просто Российская Федерация.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YuriMindph

Da , but remember only if you ca speak proper cars language. And drink vodka of course as they drink thier fuel substance. (But of course i am not ignorant forigner commenting Russian jokes to you ally. For I am COMRADE COWBOY. learning proper Russian emphasis on 'proper'

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bridgeteagan

comrade cowboy is my favorite Smiths song

October 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

Of course. xD

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorMaichle

They better have a sentence about bears and vodka later on in this course...

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanOkushi

They have the bears, but the vodka... not really.

It would be useful when I go undercover to spy in Russian pubs.

December 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BampaOwl

I still suspect the reason I was taught Russian at school (50 years ago in England) was so that we could be spies.

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaithIke-E

You want to be a russian spy, too? Join the club XD

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deltaray3

Probably because Duolingo is a site "for all ages". In my college Russian class I think we learned it the first week.

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/U.X

I dunno, I'm pretty sure "bière" and "vin" are in the first 20 words they teach you in the French tree, and おさけ was definitely one of the first 10 in Japanese. Perhaps the Russian contributors feel compelled to compensate for certain stereotypes?

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyrtonSmith

I think vodka is still just vodka (obviously spelled in Cyrillic)

November 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IreneZol

And you wouldn't be successful, because I don't know anyone who drinks vodka. You would tell everyone everything about your misson (task?), because people in the bar would almost sober and you would be drunk.

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yair744755

Lol

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziah16

and AK-47s

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VookMon

which are called Kalashnikov anywhere else but in the US :P think about it

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dreyeroliver

Калашников

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grimaldo095

VookMon, here in Mexico we call the Kalashnikov an AK-47 too

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arisened

In Portuguese we call them ak47 too, few people know what is kalashnikov

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iron08

песня калашников русская песня

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UpsideDownDoggo

Isn't vodka a russian word?

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dreyeroliver

Да, водка

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HansSchnur

Yes, I heard from Russian friends that it's diminuitive of вода which means water. I don't know how to express diminuitive in English without sounding dumb (little water is not very satisfying) But if you speak German or Spanish it would be "Wässerchen" or "aguita" respectively (never heard aguita before, but to a native speaker of a languague with diminuitives it's usually instantly understood)

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rodneygaskins

Vav Yodh Kaf, Hebrew vodka. Just made that one for you ;)

September 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexHruzew

Aguacita en español

October 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FarrelBlig

Да ето мой special

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/twinky17

LOOOOOOOL

January 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caldeo2

Rossiya – svyashchennaya nasha derzhava, Rossiya – lyubimaya nasha strana. Moguchaya volya, velikaya slava – Tvoio dostoyanye na vse vremena! Slav'sya, Otechestvo nashe svobodnoye, Bratskih narodov soyuz vekovoi, Predkami dannaya mudrost' narodnaya! Slav'sya, strana! My gordimsya toboi! Ot yuzhnyh morei do polyarnogo kraya Raskinulis' nashi lesa i polya. Odna ty na svete! Odna ty takaya – Khranimaya Bogom rodnaya zemlya! Shirokii prostor dlya mechty i dlya zhizni. Gryadushchiye nam otkryvayut goda. Nam silu daiot nasha vernost' Otchizne. Tak bylo, tak yest' i tak budet vsegda!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tackYuna

Well, they must be Russian robots...

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

yeah, it's female robot' voice.

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cosmo-pedant

the word "robot" comes from a Czech playwright almost one hundred years ago . . . . (Capek with "R. U. R.")

December 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lord_Bacon03

most commonly used sentence. clearly

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Topriority

Daddy, this aint my motor

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethan817866

I think you need a third edit...

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Byelingual2004

1,229 . I didn't see so many upvotes on a Duolingo sentence in my life. You can die happy now :)

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonVinue

Не, 900 upvotes

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caldeo2

1226 upvotes

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarianaCos243387

tipo voce está tentando falar mais de 10 linguas. impressive

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrick745589

Nice job you have 1,048 naw

November 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avernie

Here you, another upvote. XP everybody thought the same

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aryamaan008

EDIT3: Want as many lingots as upvotes, 610?

May 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordyn253971

Thank you

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lessia426645

Hello to everyone! I'm native russian speaker and I can help you to study by the programm "russian for foreigners". You can write me by the email: happy.olesia@gmail.com and we can study by Skype

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dzijmers

Are you sure you're not going to spying us through skype... #paranoid

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samuelgurevich

I,m partly russian....

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhythmixed

Silly dad, getting his motors confused again!

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cbatt

Come on dad. Get your act together!

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Maria_B._

:-D

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

shouldn't "мотор" translate as "engine"? That would be pretty interesting because it is the exact same word and pronunciation in Portuguese.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Probably we will allow this because we ended up not having "engine" anywhere. Besides, English differentiates between a motor and an engine in a slightly different way than Russian.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

interesting... the picture shown for introducing the word "мотор" looked like an engine to me, but I'm not a native English speaker... What exactly is the difference between "motor" and "engine"? I didn't even knew English had the word "motor"

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

For one, you rarely say that rockets or spaceships have "motors", don't you? However, even here the usage differs.

In Russian, «двигатель»(engine) is a generic term for the thing that generates mechanical energy from other kinds of energy and actually moves something somewhere. This is why washing machines are not said to have them, because the do not go anywhere. For lifts, it is also uncommon. «Мотор» is not said in Russian about jet engines; on the other hand, a "motor" does not have to move stuff anywhere to deserve a name.

In English they are closer.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

hm... interesting...

In Portuguese, the word "motor" is defined as anything that uses some kind of fuel (gasoline, electricity, wind, etc.) and transforms it's energy into mechanical energy, so a washing machine has a "motor" in Portuguese. Even a fridge has a "motor" in Portuguese and is the same as the car's or the truck's "motor" and a generator would have a "motor" inside it. But a jet aeroplane would have a "turbina", a helicopter would have a "rotor" and a rocket would have a "propulsor" even technically all of them being "motor".

Beforehand I would translate everything to engine...

Learning English in a Russian course hehehe

Thank you, Shady!

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrvalenz

Ricardo Cardenas, I'd say propulsor for a rocket's engine. Never heard anybody saying "motor cohete" and I'm a native speaker. Learning my own native language, and English in a Russian course.

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

Same in Spanish, but we wouldn't say that a fridge has a "motor", but a "compresor" :-D. In the case of the the rocket we'd specify "motor cohete".

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

ElHeim, now thinking better about it, yes... the fridge has a "compressor" in Portuguese as well, but it is technically a "motor" :)

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VeganBen

In English, it's all about the fuel. Motors are powered by electromagnets. Engines are powered by hydrocarbon fuels. Rockets are powered by liquid gasses.

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

What about an electric car? :-)

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edward746955

The word engine in America is usually used for those powered by hydrocarbon fuels but the word motor can also be used. IE. The motor of my truck needs work.

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeerForBirds

In US English, there is a specific difference, but it generally only matters in engineering or scientific discussions. In common usage they are used interchangeably. Of course, this depends on the region of the US.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Osvaldo808743

There are electric motors and hydraulic motors for instance

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rodneygaskins

...and a gas motor would be an engine. If you put an engine in your rocket you can call it the rockets motor and if you put a motor in your car it would need gas unless of coarse it was an electric car then it would need batteries. The engine in an electric car is a motor which runs off batteries. I'd say in english they are pretty much interchangeable ;)

September 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geizio

Motor implies that it is electric. Engine implies that it is an internal combustion engine, stirling engine... etc.

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dzijmers

In Indonesian language, we call Motorcycle as Motor too. And we have another words for engines (different type of engine)

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I2cGAc67

Also in the UK, "motor" can be used colloquially to refer to a vehicle - motorcycle, car, etc. So in this sentence, which did strike me as rather strange if it only refers to literal motors rather than to machines that contain motors, like motorbikes, I was wondering if in Russian one can refer to vehicles as motors, too.

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desiderata322

In Dutch, it's the same, motor means motorcycle. So that's what came to my mind first.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckox

it's not a papa, is a отец

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarinkaZa

it's also the same in Spanish --> motor = engine

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EzyRyder

Motor is correct it's another word for engine, although it's rarely used I think.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HartzHandia

Not as rarely as one might think. There are some common phrases where мотор perhaps would be used more frequently over двигатель by your average Ivan (and even more frequently by your average Masha).

У машины заглох мотор. — The car's engine stalled.
Сначала мне надо прогреть мотор. — First, I need to warm up the car.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

I guess EzyRyder was talking about "motor" being used more rarely than "engine" in English and not in Russian

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neko844923

In Russian "мотор" is much shorter than "двигатель" or "компрессор" ("compressor" in the fridge), which might be the reason why it's used more often.

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hilarymcca5

Yes, 'car'.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

Thanks! Duolingo got me wrong in this one...

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielsilffre

I thought the same , there are alot of words in Russian that reminds me Portuguese

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fabio1990men

аренда!

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neko844923

Фазенда ^_^ Мина, метро, тема, теннис, зона? (Some of them look like borrowed from Latin)

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/araruney

I think motor can mean both a motorcycle or an engine,in Croatian for example we use it like that,although we do have another word for motorcycle (motocikl),but very few people say it,we say motor for either a motorcycle or engine.I'm thinking that's the case in Russian as well.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HartzHandia

No, unfortunately, it is not. I've never heard a motorcycle being called мотор. In my childhood we used to call it мотик for short. Now, a motorcycle engine on the other hand is almost universally referred to as мотор. In fact, any 2-stroke internal combustion engine would likely be called that colloquially: the ones for boats, scooters, motorcycles, chainsaws, you name it.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neko844923

In Russian some time ago "мотор" sometimes meant "taxi" (shorted from "таксомотор").

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/araruney

Ahh,well knowing a related language always makes false friends,you assume to have more in common than you really do.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

interesting. we have something like that in Portuguese as well:

Motocicleta = Motorcycle

But we only say "moto" (in Protuguese we tend to remove the excess of consonants together, so when the words "motor" and "ciclo" were put together, we lost that "r", so the smaller form of motorcycle staid without R as well even though, we do have the word "motor" exactly the same as the Russian one)

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/araruney

I started Portuguese and just thought life is too short to learn it :P But for bycicle for example we would say bicikl/bicikla depending on the region ( note that ˝c˝ sounds like German ˝˝Z˝ or ˝ts˝ as in Tsar/Tsardom. I don't know if in English anyone at all says ˝automobile˝,our official word is automobil but people mostly just say ˝auto˝,while in Swedish they say ˝bil˝.

This kind of stuff always interests me

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

and again, you have "bicicleta" in portuguese for the "bi", meaning two and "ciclo/cicleta", meaning cycles or wheels.

car in Brazilian Portuguese could be "carro" or "automóvel" (not sure about it in Portugal) and frequently you would hear people saying just "auto" in my state (we have different dialects almost in each state or sometimes a region inside the state itself)

Edit:

BTW, from what I've seen, after learning a good amount of Russian, get back learning Portuguese. It should be easier after it. We have a good amount of similarities and is way easier than the Italian I see you are learning as well hehehe

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/araruney

Actually i think Croatian as my first language is quite a blessing when learning new languages.For one,we've been influenced by many surrounding cultures,such as Italian,German/Austrian,Hungarian,even Turkish,especially here in part of Croatia where i live,Dalmatia.And then there's a direct relation with Slavic languages,which makes a huge part of Europe.

Learning English though opens so many doors,you wouldn't believe it,in combination with a Slavic language.I was waiting for Russian quite a while,so i just wanted to check it out a bit,i hope to get more committed to it when i have more time,and there's Swedish that i started and i can say i have a decent understanding now,but i wish to know it at least nearly as good as i do English.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

I guess Portuguese doesn't have that many influence from surrounding cultures, but of course, you see a lot of resemblance with other Latin or Greek based languages. We have a somewhat big amount of Arabic influence as well and of course it is a lot similar to Spanish (I believe they were one language at the beginning) and in Brazil you have a big amount of influence from American languages such as Guarani and unfortunately a huge amount of influence from English and a bit of French (in Portugal they tend to use the Portuguese word for the object. For example, in Brazil the computer's mouse is called "mouse", while in Portugal it's called "rato", which literally means "mouse" or "rat" in Portuguese)

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IchBinChat

Interesting, in Romanian "motorcycle" is "motocicleta" too.

August 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidB.Smi

I am a native English speaker. Regarding the distinction between motor and engine, I think the word "motor" is more precise or specific than "engine". They can indeed be used interchangeably in a general way. But if I had to be specific, I would imagine that a motor could be part of an engine. I wouldn't imagine an engine being part of a motor. Or consider this: Google is a search engine, not a search motor. There may be "motors" that make up the engine. Or this: Locomotive engine versus locomotive motor. A locomotive engine is the main car that pulls the train. I would say that a motor could be part of that engine. Make sense?

November 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

Engine is a motor that helps the device that houses it move, whereas motor is more generic - you can have a motor for a washing machine or dryer but at least in the region I live in, one would never call it an engine in these cases.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

BTW, would you call an engine of a rocket or a spaceship "a motor"? In Russian you definitely cannot (only двигатель "engine" works in these cases).

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

I am not 100% sure since I am not into rocket production, but I believe the motor is considered a part of an engine in this case. You have terms like combustion engines but never *combustion motors. So in this case the motor would be part of the engine? I am extrapolating here but maybe in more specific engineering terms there is a difference between a motor and an engine but in more common use, they are more interchangeable possibly due to misunderstanding of how they work.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/temacube

As an American engine feels more industrial to me, motor more personal. A car can have a motor but an aircraft has an engine. The economy has an engine. The difference engine was the first computer. A nuclear submarine has an engine. A soccer player that likes run about has a good motor. A little out board motor goes on a boat but you say a steam ship engine. Robot motor. Locomotive engine. I think it's less about motion and perhaps about how many people can use it simultaneously. Contradicted by a motorcycle engine but in English that simply proves the rule.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/temacube

Motorcycle motor is also an awkward tounge twister so maybe that's why we say motorcycle engine.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

very interesting, David! Thank you very much! Very clarifying. It does make sense (but there is one item I didn't get. See below).

How each of your examples would be in Brazilian Portuguese:

  • Engine = Motor
  • Motor = Motor (i can't understand the motor that is a part of an engine. You mean there is a piece inside the engine called "motor"?)
  • Searching engine = Motor de buscas
  • Locomotive Engine = Locomotiva
  • Locomotive Motor = Motor da locomotiva
November 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ice-Kagen

It's not the same pronounciation in Portuguese...

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

ok, same spelling and same stress. It's just not the same pronunciation because of Moscow/St. Peterburg accent that "softens" the not stressed "о" in a way it almost sounds like an "а" (I have Russian friends. They have explained it to me in that way).

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Octavio_Valadao

Acho que não. Em inglês "motor" costuma ser usado para motores elétricos e "engine" para motores a combustão (jatos e/ou pistão) e nas figuras do curso motor aparece ilustrando motores elétricos. Comecei tem pouco tempo e ainda estou para descobrir se em russo eles fazem como nós e usam a palavra motor pra tudo.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uvdx11

its the same word in german too :p

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/111George

ALT

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalina.kniaz

ahahaha

November 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalina.kniaz

XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD

November 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dubcars101

Is "motor" another word for "car" in this sentence?

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HartzHandia

No, it is unlikely. The only type of car frequently enough being referenced to as "мотор" is a taxi cab. It is quite colloquial.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IXAUHTL

I am russian and i didn't heard about this. Maybe, it is in some cities?

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RomanRussian

Ленинград - WWW

Когда напиваюсь я пьяный
Тогда я мотор торможу
Давай, шеф, поехали к дому
А дорогу сейчас покажу

Текст:
http://megalyrics.ru/lyric/lieninghrad/www.htm#ixzz3uD77Ov2m

Песня:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XveGQdHa18I

December 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HartzHandia

You also may be from a different generation. This is from the 80s, perhaps earlier too but I am not old enough to know.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dubcars101

Thank you

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

aren't you mixing up with the word "машина"?

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2E3S

Actually yes, if you hear this sentence in real life then "мотор" may mean a car/taxi as a slang. Otherwise it looks odd. =)

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

The Russian word мотор only means a type of engine, if you were talking about that. If it is used as a slang, it is probably very limited. The dictionary lists it but I am pretty sure I never heard a vehicle referred to as a "мотор" (and that includes taxi drivers).

English is another story.

I mean, most native speakers would not understand you were you to say мотор while actually meaning a car.

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2E3S

It's uncommon indeed... more like a rare property of lower classes in province today.

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reznuk

I thought so too (until it told me I got it wrong!). In colloquial English 'motor' would often refer to a 'car'. You'd be far more likely to use it in that context too, since asking about somebody's car is common, whereas asking about somebody's engine would be... unusual.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BampaOwl

Yes, in British English you can talk about a motor car or motor for short. A bit old-fashioned though. Or childish. Generally, I would consider a motor as a device for turning electricity into motion. For any other fuel it's an engine. Rocket motors are an exception. So in a diesel-electric railway locomotive (aka engine in Brit English!) you have a diesel engine driving (mechanically) a generator which feeds (electrically) motors which turn (mechanically) the wheels. (Sorry, I'm an engineer! - British sense). But Russian мотор is obviously different.

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hilarymcca5

True. 'Motor car' is quite old-fashioned though, still, formal use. The 'motor' is generally dropped in favour of 'car', though 'motor' may be used more colloquially.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LenDuran

For those who may be confused by the Russian alphabet, I have found this resource to be very helpful... http://www.russianforeveryone.com/RufeA/Lessons/Introduction/Alphabet/Alphabet.htm

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa4duolingo

One of my frequent "go-to" sites and something I recommend to others. Don't know what initially led me to it. It may have been you, LenDuran, but however I stumbled upon it, it is, indeed, a very good resource.

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/travkaB

Important distinction: in Russian, "папа" (pa-pa) is dad, while "дядя" (dya-dya) is uncle. Confused me a LOT when my husband and I first started dating and his uncle would call.

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

but really... I thought papa for father was a really common word in most languages... which is your native language?

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/travkaB

"dada" is a common term for "dad" in America we teach babies

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

ah ok, I didn't knew about that :) yes, could really be confusing hehehe

For "America" you mean the USA, right? I ask that because it is kind of confusing when you live in America but in the part of it called "Brazil" hehehe

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ataltane

And USians find it rather confusing when you called the USA "EUA" :-)

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

hehehe thanks for spotting it. I'm editting it right now. My bad. Anyway, you know a bit of Spanish. You may understand this... We call US Americans as "estadunidenses"

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob784335

In English, 'America' usually refers to the USA specifically, while 'americas' usually is used to refer to the North and South American continents collectively.

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake.r.ei

Всем привет)

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guibotaro

"ne" and "moi": it really reminds me french lessons

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marniem808

Is there or is there not supposed to be an accent on "motor" like it showed in the pictures before?

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

You will find the accent marks only in dictionaries, books for learning the language, and similar, but that's it

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

Russian doesn't have accents. They just wanted to show you the stressed syllable

Edit: this is important because depending on the stress, some letters could change their sound.

My guess is that they are going to show the stress in new words...

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marniem808

Ah I see. That clears it up thank you.

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ericthelinguist

is eto a verb? and does He always come after the verb?

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

«Это» is a pronoun. «Не» comes before the word it negates (or before a group, if such word has dependants in the sentence).

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XamLeumas

I'm surprised about how similar this language seems to be to Romanic/Germanic languages.

December 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WoodieDudy

Папа это не мой мотор

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vissarionovich

Why you tell stupid things? This program is for learn and help, pls respect this

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

Who are you talking to? Besides, the fact you have no respect for others by calling them 'stupid' totally contradicts your own comment.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vissarionovich

Man looks this boys saying: "This is a very weird sentense, can someone gift me lingots?" "more vodka pls" "In Soviet Russia, motor introduces you" I'm russian, and I want learn another news lenguages. But with people like this.. So please, use the forum for speak about the lenguage

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoNesBlacK

You have reason, there're a lot of little kids wich stupids comments

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MintyPastaLearns

I love this language lol. Duolingo is making weird charming sentences again.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KetanJha1

My next mission is in Russia that's why i am learning Russian.

Yes you gussed it right I AM A SPY DON'T TELL ANYONE

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackOfSome

"son i thought you said this was your motor"

October 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregP18

Who would've thought that learning Russian could be so funny?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hilarymcca5

It is NOT regular English to use 'motor' in this sentence. 'Car' makes sense. We do not use 'motor' in this context. It is slang, used in rural areas. In Ireland (NW) one might hear a farmer say of his beloved car: "She's a quare (great) motor, hi." Please address this. Thanks. :)

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanMoya7

who wrote papa instead of Dad -_-

August 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clockwise12

net or ne?

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bright_flash

You can find my helpful comment here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11454590

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EoinDavey

Both "ето" and "это" are accepted, is this correct?, are the letters interchangeable

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HartzHandia

No, they are not. Ето is incorrect.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EoinDavey

Thanks. I was confused about it. Still not used to the alphabet

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IXAUHTL

Really helpful thing in learning sounds is International Phonetic Alphabet. You can google "IPA for Russian" and read about sounds we use. Also you can listen them :)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mcarrollte

Is the "motor," supposed to not have an accent mark in the English version? Also, will this course transition into the Russian alphabet or just not teach it?

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

There is a switch Aa - Яя at the top. If you are working with the mobile version of the site, you may need to switch to the full version in the settings. Somehow, the mobile site does not show that button. Or you can enter Duolingo from your desktop or laptop PC and flip the switch there.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mcarrollte

Yeah, I have been doing lessons with the Latin setting first, and then again with the Cyrillic setting. This is a really good course, good job! The only thing is that on my desktop version, I don't have a box with Russian characters to choose from when I am supposed to type what I hear, will that be added later?

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Like, all of them? абвгдеёжзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя? That would be one mighty box! Better use Google Input Tools in your browser or a phonetic keyboard.

Don't worry, adding and removing languages on a modern OS is done, like, within a minute. I just tried, and in took me 29 seconds to install Hebrew, starting from staring into the browser window.

Windows does not have a Russian phonetic keyboard in the box (a Mac has), so you should download it , if you wish. However, this is the only obstacle to having Russian installed in a matter of 30-40 seconds—and if you do not like it, removing it will take less than that;).

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

In Firefox I used the "Transliterate" add-on.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jvegacastro

Thanks is very useful

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

Mcarrollte, look for browser plugins.

In Chrome I use this one: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/virtual-keyboard/pflmllfnnabikmfkkaddkoolinlfninn

But it seems it lacks the letter "ё". I've never had to use that one while at home (which is the reason for having the plugin on Chrome), but then if needed you always have google translate virtual keyboard

At work I use Yandex Browser (which is based on the new Opera browser) and I use this plugin: https://addons.opera.com/ru/extensions/details/browser-keyboardbeta/

This one is so complete it has one extra letter I've never heard of: "ң"

But I just simply ignore it and I'm happy with it.

The best feature of this virtual keyboard is that you can tell it if it should capture your typing, so if you wish, you could glue some Cyrillic stickers on your physical keyboard and type normally switching from one language to the other when needed.

Since the new Opera browser was as well based on Chromium, there is a chance this one would work on Chrome (which was based on Chromium as well), but I didn't try it yet. Not sure why anyway hehehe

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Highways

The easiest form is to open in other tab: http://russian.typeit.org

and copy + paste

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

aw c'mon! don't be so cheap! try typing in a real Russian keyboard! You are supposed to learn the Russian keyboard disposition as well... and it is much easier to just type it than to type and copy+paste

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

Hey... While I don't like the copy+paste approach (mainly because it's too slow), I think we should understand the people that don't want/need to learn the Russian layout. Eg. I don't think I will ever be typing in a Russian keyboard: I only learn the language to communicate with my partner's family.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

No, you are not. I feel that it is perfectly OK to go for Google Input Tools or a phonetic layout if all you want is some familiarity with Russian and passive use of the language.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Highways

You are right, but some 25 years ago I used to use Russify & KOI8 to learn typing in Russian. Today there are many easy options, and indeed you can buy a real Russian keyboard but to use it occasionally I think it isn't a 'must have'.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

I agree with you all...

And I don't mean a physical Russian keyboard. I have glued Russian keyboard stickers on my PT-BR keyboard.

I just think it to be useful to know the Cyrillic script. Even more if your partner is Russian (my case as well :) ) because one day you will visit her family in Russia and you will need the metro and won't know where to go hehehe

Transliteration is bad in this meaning. But at least Highways' solution uses Cyrillic, even though it is in the wrong disposition. The wrong disposition will be bad for you when you will need to write in Russian in your smartphone or when you will need a PC in Russia, but I guess it is ok for learning.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

Oh, I don't mind the whole keyboard layout thing. Actually, I touch-type in a blank keyboard (this: http://media.engadget.com/img/product/11/8pm/metadot-das-keyboard-ultimate-i50.jpg), so it's not like I have to put stickers :-D I could just reconfigure it to work with the Russian layout and I wouldn't notice the difference (except that I wouldn't know where the keys are!)

For me it's just faster to know the transliterating equivalences and combinations in my keyboard; eg. zh -> ж, sh -> ш, jo -> ё, etc. :-) I have no problem with the cyrillic alphabet.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

well, yes. In that case, it sounds much better really to just get most of your English sounds close to the Russian sounds... I'm not in that typing level yet, so I still need the stickers hehehe

I find Portuguese sounds much closer to Russian than the English ones. I'll never understand why they translate "Чехов" to "Chekhov". It should be "Chehov" or "Tchehov" and why do they translate "ж" to "zh" if it has a "J" or some "G" sound... "z" sound is made by the "з" letter...

like... there is an exercise somewhere here that uses the word "щи". It is clearly "shi", but officially in English it has this weird spelling: "shchi"...

December 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaaDoku

I'm also wondering about your first question. On the page where I first learned the word it was written мотóp. Now it's written without the diacritic. It's confusing. Do you write it with or without diacritic in Russian? Also, how do you type this on a German (or any foreign) keyboard set to Russian? There's no option (at least in my case) to type an accent mark.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

We use the grave accent to show where the stress is in books for little children and foreign learners. Books do not have the accents marked.

Sundrops

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaaDoku

I see! Thaнкс for all your replies! They are extremely helpful =) I also wanted to express my gratitude to you and all who worked so hard to make this course happen. I was looking forward to it for a long time and now it's finally here! Thank you all so freaking much! I love you all! Спасибо!

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

WaaDoku, as far as I know, Russian doesn't have accents. They are just telling you which syllable should be stressed. You don't really have to type it.

Another symbol I've seen over letters in Russian is a dash over the handwritten lower case "T". The handwritten, or Italic typing lower case "T" looks like a Latin "m", so people sometimes add this dash over it to tell people that's actually a "T" and not an "M". But again, this dash officially doesn't exist...

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Actually, a horizontal line is written by some people over the handwritten т and under the handwritten ш to make it easier o tell them apart. Fore example, if your handwriting is crap and both look like a neverending line of wobbly lines going up and down.

A lowercase handwrittten м looks the same as the uppercase, only smaller.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

Makes sense... this kind of stuff made me stop writing things with cursive letters even in Portuguese (my native language). Nowadays, my handwriting looks like it is everything in capitals, but with the upper case bigger than the lower case... I'm doing the same in Russian, but in the future I plan studying cursive for being able to understand other people's handwriting.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaaDoku

We do the same thing in German with u and n but we only add a line on top of the u which still leaves a bit of confusion potential.^^

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/espanollearner22

i put " daddy, this is not my motor" and i thought it was going to say i was wrong but i guess i was not paying attention

November 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryLea11

Ha! I translated it as 'car' because folks around me say things like 'hey, is that your motor?' That'll teach me! Also - I haven't figured out how to switch to the Cyrillic alphabet. Anyone got an idea?

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

There should be a switch saying Aa or Яя somewhere at the top.

And if you need to have a keyboard, you can install the one your PC supports (the default ЙЦУКЕН Russian layout or a downloadable "phonetic" layout) or use something like Google Input Tools. Much easier if you use a mobile or a tablet—these usually let you install and remover keyboards easily, and they have no physical keyboard anyway.

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElisabethFediay

motor = engine

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmad.hosny

Can "мотор" mean a motorcycle like motor in dutch???

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

It cannot.

December 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DannaSalme

Dad THAT'S my motor

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashlync0320

dad,this is not my motor

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charafilastine

Papa eto ne moy motor

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael127111

Is it мотор or мотóр?

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Smiledog6785

Hey Guys

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erfankt20

Папа is the same with persian

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

And баба is the same with Japanese. I guess, when you consider babbling babies making out their first words of two syllables, there aren't that many sounds you can see, thus very few words to call mommy and daddy.

Or maybe all of these are really, really, really old words (everyone knows they are at least really-really old).

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aqmme

At least Dad in russian same in Arabic BaBa and same for Mother Mama

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scarpix9955

Allright i guess the russian ABC isnt that easy as you guys in Duolingo tought. Start a lesson to a total beginners whitout the Cyrillic alfabeth is just not right in my eyes, I personally feel that its hard. So, here is atleast 7-8 (youToube) videoes which are totally free and helps a loot to learn the alfabeth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64vWY8YIijY&list=PL_knbQpx9pBdCTlRJycs_OV3IqWBOepVT

Cause I feel and think, that it supposed to be the first lesson. When you learn a new language. The alfabeth, cause when you arive in Russia even in one of the biggest cityes as Moskow (capital) you will find youre self in a jungle of description road, sub-way, buss... so on. You will get lost trust me. Cause even if you know a lot of words and you know youre destination you cant read it. (cause of description all on Cyrillic, (perhaps you can ask someone, which is not always so easy) I have been there in Moskow and the only thing I can say is that its GREAT !

Again this is not a critic, just my thoughts. Its amazing that you guys give the opportunity to people around the world to learn this language. Its wonderfool and respectable jub keep it going and all respect to those who put all this hard work in to it ! :)

It is an amazing language old an respectable, also you can find millions of files and literatur and movies and knowledge on russian, and also by learning the language you will get one step closer to understand the people and the way they are live and an amazing culture a step closer to a world free of war and full of peace.

May 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elmo_eto_907

so, how does this pronunce? still don't get it, help!!!

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonShoo

huh. The order of these comment posts is weird. I had to search for this after seeing my e-mail. It's not chronologically listed apparently.

But to answer your question, I'm just learning myself. Long winded answer but for "Папа, это не мой мотор. "

The way I try remembering is as follows - the П is a lot like the English "p" sound. So that's papa. это seems to sound a lot like "etah". H sounds like like N so "Het" is Nyet and "He" is Nyeh pronounced. And the Russian "p" sounds a lot like the English "r".

Where I get confused is the "мой" but another person here helped me with the following info. Shady_arc said:

мой is an adjectival modifier and has different forms depending on the gender (number) and case of the word in modifies.

In the Nominative, мой is for masculine words (most words ending in a consonant), моя for feminine, моё for neuter, мои for plurals. Note that the word is stressed on the ending, so мой and мои are quite different (the former rhymes with "boy" but the latter has its "ee" sound stressed).

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abhi1516

Where is "not?" ;)

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

Папа, это не мой мотор.

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarrenEsch

What is the difference between 'мотóр' and 'мотор'?

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diftcsx

I think there is no difference; ó is not a Russian letter. The accent just shows which syllable is stressed in the word.

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarrenEsch

Ah :) Thank you :)

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomEvans759348

Do you fail if you dont include accents? The translation box covers the input one so i cant compare correct answer with what i typed

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArnasBr

I think that word мой is bad pronounced here. Instead of hearing Папа, это не мой мотор I hear Папа, это не май мотор. май meaning is May. What do you think?

https://forvo.com/word/%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B9/#ru

https://forvo.com/word/%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9/#ru

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grimaldo095

I do hear "moy"=мой

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EduardAlex13

Ой ой ой, Russian is SO FREAKING EASY!!!

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kris6284

Should 'motor' translate to 'motorbike'?

November 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/riseofga

She got some daddy issues... me and my dirty mind

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathleen248

Does anyone know how to change the type to non be cyrillic ?

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/somelauw

It's in the topleft corner

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LobsangC

In US if you want to drive on public roads, you must register your engine propelled device at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Having said that, motors are used more to define a device run by electricity, whereas, an engine is commonly propelled by gasoline, except in the case of rocket engines, et al.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisMurch

The next sentence is "Papa, its stolen"

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanKhaleed

What's the difference between motor and motorcycle???

January 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shantanu989020

He stands is

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah-Lyn7

People say Russian is hard to learn but tbh Im having a harder time learning Spanish.

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edward746955

I always feel that I am missing the meaning of the word motor. When speaking in English, unless I am speaking about cars or appliances which have broken, I seldom use the word motor. I never confuse a motor with a radio, and seldom have to tell people this motor isn't mine. I know the word machine is Russian is used to describe a car. I wonder if motor is used to describe something other than a motor?

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshieBoi

Dad,this is not my motor...

Are russian people robbers?!

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshieBoi

Dad, the truth is...this is not my motor..

Im a dirty russian robber

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZelotSpartan

Папа: Ой блин, я этого не знал!

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diego141237

"Where in the house of lenin did you picked that motor?"

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie738371

Would there be any different if i were to write "This is not my motor" vs "That is not my motor"?

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonardoAu200478

Папа, зто не мой мотор

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

З, which looks like a 3 or a nice handwritten Z, makes a Z sound.

Э, which looks like Є backwards (which is almost E), makes the sound of e in "bell".

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuizAntoni92785

Motor means car?

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

мотор is a kind of engine.

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina237000

We normally say car.

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mimi658232

Android 7: For some reason, there was no "reply" button on some comments, and a specific moderator "reply" button made DL always crash...

In French, there is only one word moteur for motor and engine, but we sometimes use special words for some types of "moteurs" : compresseurs, rotors, etc.

Someone said "щи" is clearly pronounced "shi". He's clearly wrong: "shi" would use "ш" and not "щ". "Щ" is something like "Ш + Ч", making it a soft consonant, while "Ш" is a hard consonant. Hence the "shchi" transliteration for "щи".

The same person does not understand why "ж" is transliterated "zh" in English. It's because "zh" is always pronounced like the "s" in "pleasure", and not like "j" in "jeep" or "g" in "GI". We write "Izhevsk" for instance.

And for the same person again, we don't write "Chehov" because the Russian "х" is more "guttural" (similar to the "ch" in "loch", but not exactly the same though) than the "h" in "house", even if Russian people use this "х" when they import an English word with "h" (the true English [h] sound does not exist in Russian). "Хорошо" is not pronounced "Harasho" (I mean with the same "H" than in "house"). The Russian "Х" is actually articulated like a "K" but without blocking the air (continous sound). Hence the "kh" transliteration.

A last note on accents (I think the moderator wanted to say "acute" accents). You won't find them out of dictionaries or schoolbooks, and " ё" is usually written "е" too. But it is very important to know the position of the tonic accent in a Russian word because the vowels pronunciation depends on it...

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

We have a really long scary topic here about Щ.

Well, you can just listen for yourself.

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrmcfeffers

How do i type the cryllic alphabet with my phone? Is it only a computer thing?

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

phones and tablets usually have a bunch of keyboards readily available for major languages. They are added somewhere in your settings→languages / keyboards . It really depends on you device but is fast either way.

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GbY28

STALKER 2 BAYBEE

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samira_M

WE need to develop a russian keyboard

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roran212

Interesting sentence...

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

In England, 'motor' often means 'motor car'. Did I miss something?

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meidan

Didn't accept it's instead of this is, anyone knows why?

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnnyPeng7

Imma say the m-word

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfia21

мотор is more like an engine , not a motor in English. But anyway the sentence is marvelous :D

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgan399848

Tmw it corrects motor to mother when you press done

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/figaa

Ok so can someone clarify? Is this like opening up a car and going "yeah that wasnt there yesterday" or more like "hey dad thats not my car"

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olin135368

Well yes, but no

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josseline21106

i donot know

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YuriMindph

Uhh were running low on ammo!

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley682688

I put "Dad, this motor is not mine" Why was it counted wrong..?

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivan480768

Dad, this is not my motor. Really???!!!

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyliaz1

Hello, there is a mistake, you did not put the word "my" on the words choice. thank you to correct this.

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DapperDab

On a serious not anyone know the difference between мои мой and моя

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorgeGambo642226

I got it right why is it incorrect

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BjornPauls1

This is what Mother Russia has become.

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe452526

Ain't my ride, pops.

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jade999098

Who's motor is it then?

PAPA?!? HAVE YOU GONE MOTOR SNATCHING AGAIN?!?!?

April 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gains9000

Dad give me my motor

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suppremer

What kind of motor is being said in this context ? Motorcycle ? Or something like a machine ?

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoobyLonger

Lol i forgotten what it was

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caldeo2

Rossiya – svyashchennaya nasha derzhava, Rossiya – lyubimaya nasha strana. Moguchaya volya, velikaya slava – Tvoio dostoyanye na vse vremena! Slav'sya, Otechestvo nashe svobodnoye, Bratskih narodov soyuz vekovoi, Predkami dannaya mudrost' narodnaya! Slav'sya, strana! My gordimsya toboi! Ot yuzhnyh morei do polyarnogo kraya Raskinulis' nashi lesa i polya. Odna ty na svete! Odna ty takaya – Khranimaya Bogom rodnaya zemlya! Shirokii prostor dlya mechty i dlya zhizni. Gryadushchiye nam otkryvayut goda. Nam silu daiot nasha vernost' Otchizne. Tak bylo, tak yest' i tak budet vsegda!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shaggy243705

I say it and it says im wrong

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardcoretomas

By motor do they mean car?

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex318747

I swear it's not what it looks like dad!

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snikta

Car should be accepted as well as motor which is not what most people would say in British english

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IslaAzure

I said it but its hard to say не мой and i reliesed that ive been saying mom ( мама) my whole life

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harley816970

Same ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ thing

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cardoso165

Where did you get this motor, dad...?

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard34118

Son, I brought your car back from my friend Tim. He says it costed a little extra but he ficed the broken raditor. Me: Папа, зто не мой мотор!

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daiya--

I will never understand why this is the first russian sentence I have to learn ;D

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irina839755

This is a Just "wow" sentence if her dad have her a motor but she try to resist

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaGray0

Just to clarify, is мотор a word for car or for engine? I get marked wrong for using car as a translation.

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yotengo966369

No this is not OUR motor

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie518607

I already know Russian I don't know why I am doing tjis

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaciejGaje4

You can also use 'motorcycle'. It is not an error!

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitoKID_n

Can someone please say what is the difference between (мой) and (моя)?

September 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rina_Ma

Why isn't motorcycle correct?

September 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaAdamu

Wait, are other people not seeing the actual russian alphabet, or is it just me?

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

There's an option to switch from transliterated to cyrillic, look on the top left corner of the question box.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

There is a round switch on the top left corner of the exercises with this text on it: "Яя"

But if you are using your phone's web browser to access Duolingo while this course is not in the app, it may be possible it is not appearing there. It happened to me.

So, go to Duolingo website on a computer browser and do at least one exercise there. You will see the switch and this setting will be saved in your account. Next time you open it on your phone again, it will show Russian written with Cyrillic алфавит ;)

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnthonyFrancis01

On my computer it uses Latin script and not Cyrillic, does anyone know why this is and how I can change it to Cyrillic?

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jridenoure

Top left when you click on a lesson, there should be a blue slider with Яя near it.

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taffarelbergamin

but the slider may be written "Aa". When you change it, it turns to "Яя"

In case you are using your phone's web browser, there is a possibility you can't see the slider. For it to appear, change to the full site view.

in any way, you would still not be able to type in Russian in a PC. For that, you could either change your PC's keyboard to Russian and glue stickers with the Russian Cyrillic alphabet on your keyboard (I've found one in AliExpress and I'm thinking on buying from there) or find a virtual keyboard extension to your web browser, where you would be able to click on the keyboard on the screen.

In the phone you just need to download your mobile OS Russian keyboard.

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fia_Bui

A number of discussions on English usage (vide infra) Engine: internal combustion (petrol)/ compression (diesel) &c Motor: electric (eg milk float) Motor (fam, British English): Car

December 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n2fole00

Is this like the English slang for car?

January 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

Here, it just means engine.

January 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanShukis

Why is "not", as in does это translate to "this is" and "this is not"? How do you tell the difference in varying circumstances? Thank you

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

not=не

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gwen_Cox

Why is 'car' not accepted? I would never refer to my motor.

March 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josegrisales210

interesing

March 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MindaugasV3

Dad, this motor is not mine

March 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qixyl
  • 1165

It would be Папа, этот мотор не мой. These are different sentences.

Это in the header sentence is a 'word-pointer'.

  • это (this is/it is/these are) ≠ этот (masculine this), see more formes;
  • это (this is/it is/these are) ≠ эта (feminine this);
  • это (this is/it is/these are) ≠ ЭТО (neutral this).

The difference between these sentences also shows that my and mine have the same translation.

Possessive pronouns for nominative case or inanimate objects in accusative case (masc. / fem. / neut. / plural; any word from left can be translated as any word from right depending on context):

  • мой / моя / моё / моиmy / mine, see more formes;
  • твой / твоя / твоё / твои your / yours (for one owner), see more formes;
  • егоhis (do not confuse with personal pronoun in genetive and accusative cases его=him);
  • еёher / hers (do not confuse with personal pronoun in genetive and accusative cases её=her);
  • егоits / its;
  • наш / наша / наше / нашиour / ours, see more formes;
  • ваш / ваша / ваше / вашиyour / yours (for several owners), see more formes;
  • ихtheir / theirs (do not confuse with их=them (gen./acc. cases); also "ихний / ихняя / ихнее / ихние" are low colloquial forms but you can meet them in life; see more 1, 2).
January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vecvec79

Regular situation here in Russia. Our kids play with motors and rocket engines

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/opedroleonardo

Оиор

April 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fick.mich.

Who the hell says "this is not my motor" to their dad????

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fick.mich.

Father: Son... What did i tell you about motors?...

Son: but dad!..... This isnt my motor....

Father: NO BUTS! you are grounded! Im telling your mother!

Son: A friend had me hold onto it for them!

Father: I mean it! Im serious! You and your motor use will kill you some day!

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomday381

I forgot the comma *facepalm

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RicardoPai527572

For the sake of learning, shouldnt 'мои' be accepted here?

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

It would be grammatically inconsistent. I am pretty sure it would not improve your learning to insert plurals randomly.

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RicardoPai527572

Shady, making the 'N(i)' longer makes it plural?

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

That depends on how you define the function N(i).

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RicardoPai527572

i ment, is мои plural and мой singular?

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

Russian determiners are a lot more complex than just plural or singular: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B9

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonShoo

Currently I am confused about when to use "моя" and when to use "мой". Is there an easy way to remember this?

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

мой is an adjectival modifier and has different forms depending on the gender (number) and case of the word in modifies.

In the Nominative, мой is for masculine words (most words ending in a consonant), моя for feminine, моё for neuter, мои for plurals. Note that the word is stressed on the ending, so мой and мои are quite different (the former rhymes with "boy" but the latter has its "ee" sound stressed).

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonShoo

Thanks for the information. That helps.

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mu13792

Mistyped as "Dad, this is not my mother."

August 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimitrya1

Ya ne znayo ankliisky

August 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myronboice39

MOTOR=CAR da?

August 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VookMon

is that a post modern age steampunk version of Pinocchio?

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FilipeFernandez

Dad did it again.

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FazbearsPizza

No, my motor is electric, even if they mangled me.

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/asmaa409529

Why wasn't " мои "accepted? ?

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

It's the wrong form.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick884520

Awesome lessons

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Serbia3

This is extra

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BoKsRA

i hate this

November 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivandmp

What is the different between "не" and "нет" ?

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonanSill

I would have thought Motor was a slang word meaning car in British English . A motor to me is an electric machine which convert power .

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no_love.exe

Totally normal sentince!

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary490772

А я на русском)

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllenorMal

Very bizarre sentence - you would not use мотор for car, which this appears to mean.

March 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SchonBaume

I hardly can hear the pronunciation of "He". How does it pronounce like?

March 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahHuber11

What is the difference between мой and моя that was in the last sentence. They both mean "my, mine." When should one be used and when should the other?

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carolina.vega90

F@#k I'm so confused. I can speak english and spanish, but still confused whit this Russian

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zemaralph

это can be translated two ways so, this is a correct English translation of this sentence.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glitterzz

I'm serbian and I don't even know most of this but it's just so similar to our language I just go with it

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soffia8

Who's motor is this papa?

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LH4caa

if the woman spoke a little more slowly, i could probably figured this out but didn't hear "nyet."

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElHeim

There's no "нет" here, so it is a bit difficult that you could have heard it at all!

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeShowma

Would be better off being Папа, это не мой радио.

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vahid.boush

So nice

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RitaPauk

Прикольно) обсуждения на английском

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/somelauw

Can мотор mean motorbike or does this sentence refer to another kind of motor. "Motorbike" wasn't accepted at least.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

мотор is a type of engine.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DikchhantT

So No is Niet(not) and Not is Nie(No) cool

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/126.zenitha

What is the difference between не and нет

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sachin681485

how is IS NOT spelt

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anika20082008

Please join my Russian club the code is Z2DGJS

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soph1931

Lol. Папа, эта не мой мотор. ... да. Это мой. Idk i tried to make it funny but i have very limited vocabulary lmao.

May 13, 2018

[deactivated user]

    I was asked to translate "Папа, это не мой мотор." I wrote " Dad, this is not my motor" It said that it was false, it must have been " Dad, it is not my motor. Then again I was asked to translate it. When I wrote " it is not my motor", it gave me another correct solution as"this is not my motor". I suppose it is a bug and it must be corrected.

    August 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaushalGad1

    Ok

    September 1, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      What do you mean by saying 'Ok'?

      September 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OG49

      Duolingo back at it again

      September 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pak_Yos

      Need upvote here

      October 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muhammadso367434

      Hello

      December 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rs-BarnaBl

      What is a "motor"?

      December 31, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DylanMaddocks

      не versus нет?

      January 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfia21

      that's easy: not = не, no = нет.

      January 16, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eli671

      isn't and ist not is the same!!!

      January 25, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yatto2

      So what's with the fixation for motors?

      February 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/figaa

      Is this "thats not my car" or "that engine is wasnt there yesterday"

      February 8, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoldyBox

      I missedtyped. I knew the answer

      March 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy955799

      7978|&62123435

      April 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kabzus

      What does it mean?

      April 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SageVaugha

      It is our motor

      April 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyMan204034

      I furget ''my"

      April 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChaseAllee

      BSMD THIS APP SUCKS

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coolsporty

      Wiw

      May 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe119510

      i was young when my dad left me so this really hurt me

      May 10, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GRIMMREAPE13

      Blyat

      July 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OfonduChuk

      i am correct

      July 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miniCust

      DO NOT MISSPELL THE TRANSLATION (aka turn autocorrect off)

      July 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/78982787879387
      July 8, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielvdb2005

      HOW DID I SCREW THIS UP AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      July 15, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KirillVrublevski

      Эй вы росисты кто сказал ,,russia параша''

      August 26, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnderCanada

      But uncle Owen... I wanted to go and pick up the power converters!

      December 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamCantelo

      car

      January 15, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/winxperror

      Pretty pretty

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nova70007

      more vodka pls

      February 8, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

      how about some bears?

      March 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nova70007

      and nuclear weapons

      March 14, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nova70007

      doesnt work you know that

      March 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

      what do you mean? what dosn't work?

      March 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cheesegazelle

      Hahaha, i just said the same thing

      February 13, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chloe_cupcake

      This is a very weird sentense, can someone gift me lingots?

      February 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarrenEsch

      Sure:) It's not like we can do much with lingots except for buying the owl a new outfit or one of those timed practices... ("Come buy something from our wide range in the virtual store")

      January 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodecahedron

      Classic dad, confusing the motors.

      March 12, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OSortie42

      Just an average statement from son to father.

      April 13, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobRoss2k17

      Im sure someone would randomly say this to their dad

      June 16, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliJawad838530

      Its really interesting. I am learning as well as enjoying.

      July 26, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalina.kniaz

      ahahahaha XD

      November 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mafra_Marcio

      Lightning Mcqueen talking to his dad.

      November 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sometimeiwonder

      MOTOP is motor and not engine

      March 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean67481

      I'm still trying to get the pronunciation down for words like не but listing to the whole clip or even just that portion doesn't help.

      Otherwise it's a fun course.

      I just wish we actually did walk through the alphabet like the course section says.

      June 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack171788

      ha i want to rap in russian :)

      August 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAugustusM

      "Here you go, son. Here's your motor." "Papa, this is not my motor." "Dang it, you'll take this motor, and it'll be good enough for you!"

      August 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maldotcom2

      Why am I learning such phrases when I don't even yet know when to use мои, моя, мой? Where is the actual teaching. This is rote learning, not teaching at all.

      October 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jwbards

      Кто Джон Галт?

      December 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shina146290

      I don't really understand how "мой" is pronounced. Can anyone help me please?

      April 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

      It rhymes with "boy".

      When you see й, it is always either something like "y" from "may" or "y" from "yes" . We usually use Я, Ё, Е, Ю to write "ya" , "yo", "ye", "yu" but some loanwords are indeed spelled with a й before a vowel.

      April 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adek553258

      Nice to learn Russian

      May 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RohanSoni8

      Does motor mean car?

      July 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

      It does not. Well, the meaning is actually listed in the dictionary as "slang", so, I guess, it was a thing fifty years ago.

      July 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keralablasters

      what is motor

      January 11, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesjiao

      Rather than us explaining what a motor is, I encourage you to look up a dictionary or google the term so you have some idea of what it is.

      January 11, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

      мотор = engine in car... slang: motor=taxi

      March 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SWAG551807

      Так дорогие люди которые учат Русский не выражайтесь нецензурой и запомните вы если и выучите то вы будете писать с ошибками.!И еще раз не материтесь это же не прилично!!!!!!!

      March 15, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keron332433

      Cxc cxcf

      May 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seymademiray

      I ❤❤❤❤

      May 21, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonjr137

      Lol. Dad, this is not my motor. I was just holding it for a friend.

      January 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinCm

      i can't just get the accent :(

      January 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredrikL2

      How many motors do russian kids have?

      April 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vonivoy

      Guys, "he" means "not" so russia doesn't like boyz

      July 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeVinDuRosier

      I say that to my dad on a regular basis

      November 17, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aph-italia

      "Papa, eto ne moi motor." I have never felt more Russian.

      November 18, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrMunchkin

      I wrote Dady insted of dad and it said wrong Dady dad almost same thing?

      January 15, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamCantelo

      *daddy

      January 15, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Polyglottal_stop

      my motor? can we please call it a car?

      July 7, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KinGz7

      Yay

      February 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sahussawud2

      There is my topido

      April 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UpsideDownDoggo

      Сука ыуат

      April 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinKim0

      lol

      December 21, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nova70007

      Пожалуйста, дайте мне Медведь кожи и водки

      February 8, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrr___a

      Медведь кожи? О_о Медведь - a bear; Кожа - a skin.

      February 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

      медвежью кожу, ведро водки и балалайку, yeah? )

      March 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/babangida_

      Friends, i live in russian and i have good skill russian language but i have bad english) Go in vk message w.ww.vk.com

      May 23, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DankLordGaben

      Good to know son.

      November 20, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElisabethFediay

      Dad, this is not my engine

      December 6, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FernandoPe649352

      Am not know inglish good, I like all idioms first lern something inglish end now I want lern русскии

      December 29, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrr___a

      Русский*

      February 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kamcurridibaz

      сука блять rush b

      January 31, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VallyStar

      Wow! This words are very bad! How can you write such dirty words here? Why?Actually you replaced the letter "д" on "т", but it is still very ugly.

      February 13, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SWAG551807

      Эм ты русская?

      March 15, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel1175

      Ш ьуфтб ершы вщуытэе ьфлу фтн ыутыу ещ ьу Ш рщтуыедн ерштл ершы ыегзшв цуиышеу шы "№;% кщлут

      November 20, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathanjac725

      Only in Russia

      November 23, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yxkhor711

      Why does Russian use "mama" and "papa" for mother and father? Can't they use their own words?

      February 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

      These ARE Russians' own words (папа, though might have been influenced by French; or not). Such words have existed for very long, probably tracing back to Proto-Indo-European.

      February 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tyttuutface

      Are you Donald Trump?

      March 2, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linbo16

      father = папа, отец, батя mother = мама, мать, родительница

      March 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EduardAlex13

      So father = Papa, Otyets, Batya and mother = Mama, Mat' and Rodityel'nytsa?

      October 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edward746955

      It is the influence of Sanscript.

      March 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arkadios200

      It’s spelled Sanskrit.

      April 13, 2018
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