We really really need better hover hints or better grammar explanations, because it is not useful to learn phrases and not why they are formed that way. I'm getting really really tired of trying to sort out what you mean. It's getting to the point where I may have to buy a Russian grammar book to work through a Russian language course.
The word 'есть' has two meanings. To have and to eat. For example; 1. У меня есть машина-I have a car У тебя есть машина-you have a car 2. Я ем хлеб - I am eating bread Ты ешь хлеб - You are eating bread Он/она есть хлеб - he/she is eating bread
From what I saw ест is he/she eats and есть is existence, like there is... :)
Я хочу есть. I'm hungry (I want to eat). У меня есть хлеб. I have bread. Буду есть хлеб и пить воду. I will [have to] eat bread and drink water.
My instructor provided us with a Russian grammar table; if I ever find it again, I'll find a way to upload it. It was incredibly helpful on this point. And once you get a feel for them, they aren't as challenging as they first seem. You can google them as well though. For verbs it's pretty similar to Spanish. The ending of the verb is dependent on who is doing the action. I, you, he, they, all have different conjugations.
That's what the comment section is for! :) besides, you can always google it. That's what I do. There are a lot of helpful grammar sites out there for popular languages such as Russian. That said, I know what you mean.. I've had trouble with that before, and not just in Russian. xD That's why I know this.
Honestly, this is my supplement to Rosetta Stone. I used this solely for German, but I have also used Rosetta Stone for French and Italian. This is enough for the romantic languages, but I needed something like Rosetta Stone to help me become fluent in a shorter amount of time with Russian.
I on Rosetta Stone learned English. I think it takes so much time. Duolingo is better
Ok, what if I want to say " He eats in the park" or " He eats in the subway" or even " He eats at home" , that would be: " Он в парк ест" , " Он в метро ест" или "Он в дом ест" ?
Yes, you could put "здесь" at the end, but it conveys a slightly different meaning. Actually, the Tips Notes section for this group of lessons (Basics 1) advises the following:
"Unlike English, adverbs are NOT universally grouped at the end. "
That said, olimo, in another post, had this to say about the topic:
The word order is not strict, but different orders have different meanings or emphases:
•Мама там = Mom is there - very neutral, without any emphasis, answers the question "where is Mom?"
•Там мама = Mom is there / It is Mom who is there - "mom" is emphasized as opposed to someone else, this sentence answers the question "Who is there?" [Can also mean "There she is!"]
Probably the single most important point to take from all of this (if you remember nothing else) is this: Typically, the adverb comes before the verb in Russian.
Even in English, writers are taught to place the most important word or words at the end of a sentence to highlight them/make them more prominent. For one example, visit the web page "PLACE IMPORTANT WORDS AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE". It is one of many pages/web sites that advise writers to do this.
Hope that helped.
This is very helpful. Where are the tips notes, though? I have had the app for years and never seen it
App doesn't have it. You should use the website for tips, which every part has a light bulb icon and that's useful points..
Don't know why you were downvoted. I have the same question. Been using this for days and thought I had looked through all functionality.
technically, could you say да, он здесь есть? I know it's a bit superfluous, and you're basically saying "he exists here" but I was just curious. I know it's not what they're looking for.
Есть means "to eat" or "is/am/are". Ест means "eats/is eating". For a sentence such as "Yes, he eats here", you'd use the present tense of есть, which is ест. I really hope I got that right
I typed in "yes, he is eating here" but is marked me wrong... shouldn't my answer have been excepted?
Is over the screen of Duolingo exercises. It has "Яя". Now if you are talking about writting in cyrilic, well I saw they offered some things to help to write in cyrilic.
Здесь = (the place) here, as in "There are two beds here" Вот = "here" as in "here is your cup of coffee"
Are there any rules governing how or when to slur words together when pronouncing? Here "здесъ" is pronounced differently when followed by "он".
Я ем, ты ешь, он/а/о ест, мы едим, вы едите, они едят = I eat, you eat, s/he/it eats, we eat, you eat, they eat
So Ukrainian grammar could be like this be I don't understand why the grammar is like this for Russian
I'm polish so I understand russian grammar, but generally it's true that there should be explanation of making sentences
guys, how do I type in russian without a russian keyboard? (I'm sorry if this sounds like a stupid question)