"Tim, this is Tom."
Translation:Тим, это Том.
I also put this and it was marked as wrong. I don't have access to the e with the accent. Perhaps that feature can be added later.
Same, they need to add the accent symbols and possibly a way to type the cyrillic alphabet from the website, which would make this easier.
Agreed with the Cyrillic alphabet (unless this is by design to understand the phonetics first). I've found it helpful to memorize alt keys. At least in Windows, Alt-' followed by the vowel will produce the accented letter. Alt-' + e = é, etc.
I typed "Tim, eto Tom", and it highlighted all three words in red, saying I had typos. Then it said the "correct" answer should be "Tim, eto Tom", which is exactly what I'd written. ??!!
They are both correct answers But because 'Tim' and 'Tom' are names, they should be written with big letters.
Yes, but I'm using the non-cyrillic option.
If I was using the cyrillic option, I could understand why it wasn't accepting it.
In the correct answer it gave at the bottom, it repeated exactly what I'd said, using the same NON-cyrillic letters I'd used.
You can download the russian keyboard, that's what i did, also, depending on the type of device you're using, you can hold the 'e' down and it will give you diffrent options: ė,ę,ě,ĕ,ə,è,é,ê,ë,ē . But it's much easier just to download the Russian keyboard so you can just type "Тим, это Том".
It really isn't hard to just use Google to get a virtual keyboard then copy and paste........
You can switch back and forth between Latin and Cyrillic keyboards in the Region and Language tab in the Control Panel (Windows). There is your missing э.
why dont the creators just make an accent-keyboard just like in portuguese course?
Could this be used to introduce someone named Tom to another person (who is named Tim?)
just experienced dull lingo for 6 minutes ... i thought the topic read ... alphabet ... I see no alphabet. Did I skip a topic by mistake?
IDK why it is called alphabet, but if you press the slider close to the top left it changes the "russian" to "cyrillic"
could this not, without context, also mean that Tim IS Tom? I only seek clarification here.
The word "это" means "this" and "this is". Тим это Том = Tim, this is Tom. The meaning changes from "this" to "this is" depending on the sentence. Some phrases can use both translations; Это борщ can mean "this borscht" or "this is borscht". But no. The sentence would translate to "Tim, this is Tom." If you wanted to say "Tim is Tom", it would roughly be Тим Том.
Then again, I'm new to Russian and am probably sounding the biggest idiot on this website. Hope what I said helps though :)
Это борщ always means "this is borscht". "This borscht" would be этот борщ. Тим Том is just a nonsense in russian. The difference between "Tim, this is Tom" and "Tim is Tom" in Russian is in punctuation when written and intonation when spoken. There is also a joke about it: — Мама, это я. — Нет, мама это я.
For those who are on a Mac computer: to access the accents you'd hold the key of the letter with the accent and then chose an accent.
Russian "э" is pronounced like English "e" (as in "bed"), while Russian "е" is pronounced like English "ye" (as in "yes"). After consonants, Russian "e" makes the constant "soft" (while "э" doesn't). What "soft" means should be explained later, but very approximately, it sounds like a "y" sound has been inserted between the consonant and the "e".
(there is a whole series of such "y-flavoured" vowels in Russian (я е и ё ю), corresponding to the "non-y-flavoured" vowels, а э ы о у)
Note: all pronunciations approximate.
How did they even launch this course without the list of accents that are needed to answer the questions?
None of the words require the accents. Every answer I have given now, I do without accents and they have been marked correct. Considering the Russian is not written in latin, but Cyrillic, I suppose the accents are not important.
I read in one discussion that accents are only used on latin words in textbooks. They are not required. In fact, I tried using an accent, and it marked me as having a typo when I did. So, try and figure that out!
It keeps correcting me every single answer. It says "Almost correct" even when the sentence is perfect.
Don't get disappointed. Monkey tries to correct me too,inspite I'm native Russian with the highest possible level in Russian language #))
I write "Tim, eto Tom." and I get a "almost correct", correct sentence "Tim, eto Tom". What I am missing?
For all those who might be struggling with some letters, if you are using Mnemonic Russian keyboard layout you can do the following:
You just need to type multiple keys to get to those letters: For example some (not all) of them:
sh -> ш ch -> ч jo -> ё je -> э
Да, русский язык наверно такай сложный для иностранцев, как для меня английский сейчас :)
Как американец, это довольно сложно для меня, чтобы выучить русский язык. Я уверен, что мы оба будем изучать языки друг друга. Удачи! :)
"Тим - этот Том" doesn't make any sense. In case you mean "Тим - это Том", that would be "Tim is Tom", which is also wrong. Тим - это Том and Тим, это Том sounds similar, but have different meanings, that's why the punctuation differ :)
It keeps saying almost correct, i wrote this: Тим, зто Том; but the correct one is: Тим, это Том. Can anyone tell me the difference?
You used the wrong letter. The way you typed it reads "Tim, zto Tom"
i dont have a multilingual keyboard! i said tim eto tom and it said i had typos, mate i have an english keyboard what do you want? a miracle?
The easiet way, ive found, is to just download the Russian keyboard, if you're using a phone, ipad or touch screen laptop, it should alow you to download the keyboard in settings. That way you learn the letters aswell as the sounds. I can easily switch keyboards so i can type Тим, это Том.
This is exactly what I wrote. Why the heck did i get this wrong?! Why haven't the moderators added the Russian alphabet/symbols under the typing box? I'm learning French as well and they have put the French letters and symbols. An English speaker cannot learn Russian this way. Please add the Russian alphabet/symbols.
How can we use the cyrillic alphabet if they are not available ? and I noticed other students made the same remark TWO YEARS AGO!!!!! Nobody cares? If you cannot do things right, just don't do it.
keeps telling me i have typo because i am not using russian letters. There isn't any russian letters in my keyboard
I'm getting mildly concerned about how many times I have to introduce these guys to each other.
All day today, throughout this lesson, it fails to pronounce тим. Just blank, nothing there.
I forgot to capatalize Tim. I don't understand what I got wrong? tim eto Tom.
the thing that confused me, is the correction did not have the accented e. I read about the e being accented in this discussion but the lesson did not show me any letters to accent, and all the letters were latin. On another note, can't the international keyboard work for é? This is what I use for french. I am going to try the lesson again and see if the e is accented
I can't get past this lesson because I can't type the accent and the only questions being asked need eto.
You could go to google translate and use their virtual keyboard, and copy and paste that.
I think there is a multiple of the same question. I had this one back to back and it was wrong the first time but correct the second. It also seems to accept 3to (using a number 3) as well.
It gave me the green check mark, but told me I had typos. I typed "Tim, eto Tom", and it highlighted each word in red, saying each had a typo. but then it said the correct answer should be "Tim, eto Tom", which is precisely what I'd just finished typing.
Tim eto Tom is just another sentence,here Tom is a definition of Tim (like in Cabbage is a vegetable), while Tim,eto Tom means that someone introduces Tom to Tim . Comma is absolutely necessary . When spoken,there is a pause between Tim and eto. HTH))
It's all wrong,as without comma we got pretty another sentence. Tim eto Tom means that Tim is Tom. "Tim, COMMA! Comma!, eto Tom" is introducing Tom to the other man. Got it?
I put тым, это том. It's marked wrong, but the correct answer is shown only as a transliteration. What's the correct in Russian Cyrillic? Is there a way of finding out in general from this course?
Of course you have no trouble doing Russian if you already know it! Privet, kak dela? You also have no trouble learning this if your Russian.
I would recommend doing so. It helps you pronounce words and sentences better than those same sounds in English, and helps get you accustomed to Russian. Try to learn Cyrillic first, if you have time.
Is it okay to use ето instead of это. If not than there may be an issue with this on DUO. But maybe, because of some other rule that I don't know about this is grammatically acceptable. I don't know. Could somebody please elaborate.
You must use Э for it to mean "this/this is". Using е instead of э would be like replacing the "e" in "shoe" with another "o". Technically, you could write "shoo", but that's not proper spelling. Also, the sound would be different. Instead of eh-tah, it would sound like yeh-tah. Just stick with э. That's the correct way to spell it.
Это в качестве знакомства? Тим это том или в плане личности, это не тим это том?
jesus I just downloaded the Russian keyboard and it took like ten minutes to figure out which keys are used...
Lol why am I here? Just doing Russian for fun but then I actually get it right..
If you use the cog and go into setting you can download a russian keyboard thats what i did hope it helps
I don't know if this is useful to others, but I discovered something: when I'm supposed to translate a word or phrase into Russian, I (often am able to) hover over the English word I need to translate and when the Cyrillic letters/Russian word pops up in a bubble, I copy and paste it. (It feels sneaky, but I don't yet have a Cyrillic keyboard function on my computer, and this is quicker than using Google Translate or something. At least my brain is hopefully beginning to make the connection between the sound of a word and its spelling.) Good luck, and I hope you're having fun on Duo, everyone!
There needs to be an alphabet with the different characters available to use like the other language.
I think it would be more like А Б В Г Д Е = A, B, V, G, D, YEH (the sixth doesn't sound like any letter in the English alphabet).
In the play store, search for the app, "Learn Russian in 3 Hours." I guarantee you, it really does help.
You can't understand it because you haven't learned it. Dedication is key. If you want to understand something, learn it.
Why hate something because you can't understand it? That's what this program is all about: Learning how TO UNDERSTAND it. In time, you'll be surprised how much you can learn, IF you take it seriously.