It seems like a lot of words are omitted in Russian, such as "My dad [is] there". Is this just meant to be understood on context or does the word там understood to include the verb? If so, how do they differentiate between, for instance, "is there" and "was there"?
This may get obvious as I continue but I just wanted to double check.
This :-) Voiced consonants at the end of the word become voiceless (eg. д - т, ж - ш, г - к); and there is a fenomenon of "assimilation", where if two consonants are together, if the second one is voiced, both will be (so in баскетбол, the тб promotes to дб), and the opposite occurs too (eg. бт would be pronounced пт)
It'd change the meaning but considering that you're a foreigner people would still understand what you want to say. There's a difference, though. "Мой" means "my" when the noun is singular. "Мои" means "my" when the noun is plural. So, for instance, if you want to say "my apples" you'd say it this way "мои яблоки", and if you want to say "my chair" you'd say "мой стул". "Мой" is male, while there are female (моя) and neutral (моё) versions of this pronoun. So yeah, there's a difference.
JesusCrist, Thank you! I went annoyed crazy for not knowing why the app only acceps мой in a few places and the other places only моя is the correct, and I tried to see the pattern but the app never explains anyting and I SUPPOSE to learn the alphabet yet and not complex sentences XF The lack of explains makes the learning so slow not to mention I learning alphabet by learning sentences while I don't even understand the alphabet... uhh
1) because там mean there and 2) i have the same problem, i put "father" and duo said i was wrong. Maybe because in sentence was папа, which is informal, and отец is in fact "father". This is my conclusion, i didn't find a proper answer here, smth else than debatable things about slang and other smart polyglot asses
Да, мой папа здесь. Im not russian but thats how it would be said .. здесь means "here". там which is used in most the beginning lessons is "there". So if its saying yes, my dad is here, then its what i wrote above .. if its asking to translate yes, my dad is there, then its да, мой папа там.