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"У тебя есть лошадь?"

Translation:Do you have a horse?

November 4, 2015


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Can anyone clarify the pronunciation of лошадь? I can't hear an 'л' sound at all in the TTS voice, and it sounds as if it starts with a vowel.

November 4, 2015


It is pronounced " loshad' ". And the stress is on the "o".

November 4, 2015


Thank you I couldnt figure it out for days

November 8, 2015


Actually, the final "d" is pronounced like a "t". So it's more like "loshat". And the "a" is pronounced kind of like an "uh" because it's unstressed.

November 26, 2015


It's not a t, it's a soft d, they sound similar but your tongue is more flat against your palette.

November 30, 2015


That's not what the actual Russian-speaking people have been telling me here. I'll take the native-speakers' word for it when they tell me that all word-final consonants are unvoiced. Although yes, it is "soft"; the technical term is palatalized. It's a palatalized dental "t". IPA: [loʂət̪ʲ]. All word-final "д"s become "т"s, just as word-final "б"s become "п"s (like in хлеб, which is pronounced with a final "p" instead of a final "b"), and word-final "г"s become "к"s, and word-final "ш"s become "ж"s, and word final "з"s become "с"s. Many Russians don't consciously realize this about their own language, and this is one of the things that creates a Russian accent in English, when Russian-speaking people do this same thing in English, because it's subconscious for them.

December 1, 2015


"and word-final "ш"s become "ж"s,"

i think you have that backwards ж becomes ш

June 2, 2018


“All word-final "д"s become "т"s” Really, all? Preceding consonants can't voice it?

December 1, 2015



Preceding consonants never interfere with the of the subsequent ones, like in English: it is ever in the opposite direction. So, if you have 'vgdj' at the end of a word, or whatever, the whole cluster will be devoiced, with no exception, giving 'fktj'.

July 19, 2018


So that's what's going on with the ь? It's been driving me crazy! I had no idea what that was doing to the word and it made for horrible spelling! So what about the ы? That one has a sound, doesn't it? Like in ты?

August 31, 2018


I tried answering "Do you have the horse?", because as I understand right now, Russian lacks articles so the sentences should be interchangeable. Is there a different way to say this if you are talking about a specific horse?

November 13, 2016


Yes – simply use the word "this” (э́тот - э́та - э́то) or "that" (то́т - та́ - то). For instance: The horse (which) you see is big should be in that vein: Эта лошадь, которую ты видишь — большая

November 13, 2016


So, would this у тебя есть be use for singular you, plural you or both?

January 9, 2016


Singular 'you'. Plural 'you' would be "У вас".

January 9, 2016


I translated this as "Have you a horse" but the system corrected it to "Have you got a horse". I disagree. The word "got", though allowable in that English sentence, is unnecessary.

January 13, 2018


Absolutely. Report it.

January 14, 2018


Have can't be used to ask questions in that way. You need an auxiliary verb in the sentence, like "do you have a horse?"

August 21, 2018


Does a soft consonant assimilate to a hard following consonant? For example, is the -ть in есть лошадь hardened by the following ло-?

July 19, 2018


why does the letter "o" sound like "у" in this one?

November 5, 2015


It sounds like an "o " to me, but that might be because I've been listening to and speaking Russian all my life :)

November 8, 2015


For the same reason "o" sounds like "o" (= orange) or "ow" (= ergo) or "oo" (= prove) in English ;)

November 17, 2015


It won't let me reply to your comment in the other sub-thread, so I'll reply to you here. You asked "“All word-final "д"s become "т"s” Really, all? Preceding consonants can't voice it?" To which my response would be that as far as I know, the answer here is no. Consonants do not determine the voicedness of the following consonant, but rather the previous one. For example, in "всё", the в does not voice the с, but rather the other way around. The с devoices the в.

December 2, 2015


Oh, good to know. I made the assuption that it works as in Polish, where the preceding consonant can block unvoicing of the final one. Thanks =]

December 2, 2015


You're welcome. Though I'd just like to stress once more that this is just "as far as I know". This is what it was saying in the Tips & Notes section of one of these sections. Although it's worthy of note that it didn't mention if the voicing assimilation works differently in word-final clusters. The lack of mention about that leads me to conclude that it doesn't, but just because it didn't mention a difference doesn't mean that there necessarily isn't one. However, that being said, I decided to look into this on Wikipedia before finalizing this comment, and my research there would suggest that I'm correct; it does not work the same way as it does in Polish.


December 2, 2015


So far it seems to me that the sound of л is rather soft.

January 8, 2016


It's not. A soft л is similar to Potuguese 'lh', whereas a hard л is similar to the English 'dark l'. As a Portuguese speaker, I can't hear the first one here.

July 19, 2018


The last "d" sound more like a "ti" (palatal t I guess)

November 30, 2016


As explained in the lesson instructions, any word-final consonant or consonantal cluster is unvoiced. So 'd' becomes 't', 'dj' becomes 'tj' and so on.

July 19, 2018


How would someone know if this was a question or a statement when speaking??

March 6, 2018


By intonation. Interrogative sentences have a rising tone towards the end.

July 19, 2018


My Russian teacher tells me that question intonations are not universally at the end of a sentence, but a rising voice at the "important" word's stressed syllable. Has anyone else heard this?

June 4, 2019


I answered 'do you have the horse' and it was shown as incorrect, with the correction 'do you have a horse'. Can anyone shed any light?

March 28, 2019


why тебя and not ty(don't have the russian letters atm)?

November 29, 2016


Case declension, у requires the genitive.

November 29, 2016


Isn't that an accusative?

July 19, 2018


I am forever mishearing лошадь as площадь

August 25, 2018


i have metwurst

October 22, 2018


why лошадь and not лошат?

November 5, 2018


how do you know how to say "you have a horse" versus "do you have a horse"

February 16, 2019


A horse or THE horse. Hint shows the horse, not a horse.

March 16, 2019


Now, here is to not mixing up, лошадь and площадь... "Извините, где лошадь?"

May 31, 2019


Is there supposed to be an audible difference between ест and есть? I don't hear it.

July 13, 2019


Why is my mic turned off for a hour?

July 30, 2019


Okay, so I was really confused for a second but I get it now. For anyone who got confused there is "площадь" and "лошади". Whoever ever created the language to make horse and square sound alike beats me haha

August 27, 2019


Isn't Конь Horse?

April 29, 2016


Well, you can ask this question OR you can read the comments :)

April 29, 2016



May 21, 2016


My answer is correct

October 28, 2017


Critical sentence

April 29, 2017


No, because not everyone is as rich as you.

April 1, 2017
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