"Нет, Тим актёр, а не медик."

Translation:No, Tim is an actor, and not a medic.

November 3, 2015



Should there normally be a break in the spoken flow of words to represent "-", or is this just emphasis for teaching?

November 5, 2015


There is no break in real speech :)

November 17, 2015


Actually this was my answer: "No, Tim - an actor, and not a medic."

November 3, 2015


The dash substitutes the verb "to be" between two nouns in Russian, so I guess you should translate it as "Tim is an actor"

November 4, 2015


Did I miss that lesson? I read that as an emdash

May 19, 2016


If you click on the first alphabet lesson, you should see a light bulb button become an option, if you click on that, it should take you too a textbook like page describing sounds and the letters. And the dash is explained

July 9, 2019


Russian doesn't usually use 'to be' in the present tense, but when you translate it to English you need to use it.

November 16, 2015


Same lol

February 25, 2019


Jim! I'm a doctor, not an actor!! Lol

January 15, 2016


Bill, I'm an actor, not a doctor!

January 19, 2016


I love Star Trek

August 19, 2018


I put "but" instead of "and" and got it wrong.

In every other case like this it allows you to use "but"

It even says "implies contrast." Is that not "but"?

November 7, 2015


«А» doesn't have an exact equivalent in English which is why it can be translated as "but", "and", or not at all. This means we have to learn the general sense of the word instead of using the possible translations interchangeably. In this case, it would be most natural to translate the sentence as "No, Tim's an actor, not a medic."

November 11, 2015


Thanks very useful

January 24, 2019


but is correct answer here

November 11, 2015


Why нет and not не

January 6, 2016


"Нет" means "no" and "не" means "not".

May 9, 2016


is doctor a suitable substitute for a medic? In English, medic is a very general term.

November 4, 2015


Although I feel I this might be a bit too pedantic, I usually use "medic" for a more on-the-scene aid provider, whereas "doctor" is for someone who provides more formal, serious care (often in a clinic/hospital).

November 5, 2015


I'm aware that some make this distinction in English. The question is whether Russian makes the same distinction.

November 5, 2015


I'm not sure but the Wikipedia page is called "Доктор".

November 8, 2015


Doctor is a physician. Medic is a medical professional who is at a location where someone is injured. Such as a paramedic.

June 12, 2018


This might be "Brain Gas", but what is the "EM" in "EM-DASH" in the Tips and Notes? I know what the dash is all about but is it actually called an "EM" dash and is this a different kind of dash than the only one on my keyboard which is "-"? Em means eat normally so is this another meaning or is it the eat dash? :)

November 14, 2015


well... First of all - it's not important, we use "-" sign in russian everywhere except for typography :)

In theory short dash '-' is called 'дефис' in russian language. It's used for splitting part of words. For example: "как-нибудь" ("somehow") or чёрно-белый (black and white). There are a lot of rules where to put that dash, don't think about them now. long dash or em-dash in their terminology (I don't know what is EM) is used for splitting parts of the sentence. I don't like the example here because I would skip long dash in that case. Let's use the other example: Земля - планета в солнечной системе. Earth is the planet in the solar system Here long dash in used 'instead of' word 'is' - это or является.

But on russian keyboard we have only short dash, so use it everywhere if you're writing.

November 14, 2015


Thanks Zhenya! Russian seems to more efficient than other languages in that they cut out many prepositions, and using the dash to cut out even more...:) In the English language, we always go way overboard in all of the prepositions that we use. It think that sentence had 6...:)

November 15, 2015


The long one "—" is called an "em-dash" and the shorter one "–" is called an "en-dash" because the letter "M" is physically wider than the letter "N". The hyphen "-" is shorter than both. Theoretically the em-dash should be as wide as the letter "m" and the en-dash as wide as the letter "n". The English names for these come from the time of printing presses.

November 14, 2015


I dont see how to insert the em-dash into my sentence.. do you know?

March 9, 2016


The answer depends on what operating system and keyboard you are using. If you are using Windows with a (physical) US keyboard you can hold down the [Alt] key while typing 0151 on the numeric keypad: "—". The initial [0] is important, otherwise you'll get "ù" instead. If you're using Android or iOS it will depend on which (touchscreen) keyboard you have installed. It might not even be possible on your current keyboard.

You can search the internet for how to enter an em-dash on your specific hardware and operating system to find out the answer.

March 12, 2016


I put "Tim's an actor, not a medic"--in English this would be fine.

November 4, 2015


You would also need to translate «Нет», that's why your answer was counted as incorrect.

November 11, 2015


What нет?

May 27, 2017


I believe it means "not"

April 13, 2018


Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn't the spelling be "Нет, Тим актор - а не медик" for the sake of pronunciation? I spoke some Russian prior to this course and it sounds to me like they are saying "No Tim, not an actor, a medic" rather than "No, Tim is an actor, not a medic."

June 21, 2016


, but not a doctor: was said wrong, but I think you can translate "a" here with but too.

October 21, 2016


he isn't a doctor, but he plays on on tv

February 18, 2017


Like Joey Tribiani

June 12, 2018


I put, "No, Tim is an actor, but not a medic." and it was marked as incorrect. Someone please explain.

June 30, 2017


Tim is not a doctor, but he plays one on TV.

May 18, 2018


net Tim Aktor a ne medik

July 14, 2018


I wrote 'No, Tim is actor and not medic', which was marked wrong. I think, however, this should also be considered correct?

July 19, 2019


I put "No, Tim is an actor, not a medic", and it was accepted as correct.

December 7, 2015


I put in:" no, tim is an actor and not an medic" The second "an" must be an "a" Why is it not both times and or a?

January 14, 2016


In English whether you use "a" or "an" depends on the first sound of the noun or noun phrase. Use "an" before vowel sounds [aeiou] and "a" before consonants (everything else).

"an actor"

"a medic"

You can usually tell by the spelling, but some words are exceptions like:

"an hour" (the "h" is silent)

"a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" ("once" is pronounced "wunce")

"and" is called a conjuction. It joins two phrases together: "No, Tim is an actor. He is not a medic." -> "No, Tim is an actor and not a medic." ". He is" (including the full stop) is replaced by "and" because we are still talking about Tim.

January 19, 2016


I didng know the dash ment a word, I am so new to Russian...

January 21, 2016


How can i write Russian by english alphabet in this apps?help me pls

May 2, 2016


Go to your app store and search for "Russian keyboard".

May 2, 2016


Hello, it is even easier. Just go to settings, general and keyboard, and Add the russian one!! It is very cool (at least in iphone). If you are using in the computer, use this link: http://masterrussian.com/russian_keyboard.shtml -> you can type it there, and then copy it over to duolingo!!!

May 31, 2016


I have no Russian alphabet keys

July 11, 2016


how do you pronounce the emdash?? or how do you apply it in spoken speech? or is it only for written words

December 24, 2016


the dash is only used in writing, not speaking, similar to other punctuation.

May 11, 2017


The answer is right! Word for word and gramma all correct, yet i am being marked wrong!

June 22, 2017


I said No, Tim is an actor, and not a medic. And still it says im wrong. Its a couple of times in a row now. I also had it on a few other sentences.

July 16, 2017


I can't find the 'e' letter with two point above on my keyboard!

March 18, 2018


Haha sucks to be you

June 13, 2019


A dash is not a word. Why am I getting dinged for not replacing a dash with a word? I no language is a dash a word.

October 17, 2018


Aren't "doctor" and "medic" synonymous? So shouldn't an acceptable answer in English be, "No, Tim is not an actor, he is a doctor." In America we rarely say, "medic" we almost always say, "doctor"

December 31, 2018


Tim is an actor, not a medic. Why incorrect?

January 13, 2019


Интересно, в чем разница между врачом и медиком?

January 19, 2019


Интересно, в чем разница между врачом и медиком?

January 19, 2019


Every time I have to say this sentence, I get marked wrong for the way I pronounce "а не". I say it like this : "uh-nee". What is the correct way to say it, then? I was just trying to say it like the way the duolingo voice reads it...

February 15, 2019


What's the difference between 'е' and 'ё' ?

February 17, 2019


Doesn't "а" means "but"? And "и" means "and"?

February 20, 2019


Why does it say that I used the wrong word when i typed: Tim is an actor, not a medic.

February 23, 2019


I can’t write in Russian letters with my iPhone

March 13, 2019


Why not "No, Tim is an actor, but not a medic"?

March 21, 2019


I thought they said Anna

April 20, 2019


How is 'ё' pronounced? The lessons make it sound like an 'ō'

June 1, 2019


I dont know how to pronounce тим

June 16, 2019


I wish duo allowed more than 3 attempts at speaking a given phrase. I'm a slow learner, sue me.

June 23, 2019


That reminds me of FRIENDS. Dr Drake Hammory!!!

September 16, 2019
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