Это и Этот? and день
What's the difference between это and этот? Is it gender related? Also how can I write день transliterated? I wrote den' but it wasn't accepted and I don't have a Russian keyboard (I'm not planning on getting one either)
"Это" is neuter and used as the general "this" like "this is a car", and "этот" is masculine for when you're directly using it with a noun, like "Этот дом" is "this house" and "это дом" means "this is a house". Don't forget "эта" is feminine and "эти" is the plural "these", and all four of these demonstratives decline in agreement with the noun they're demonstrating.
Edit: Also, "den'" technically should be accepted, even though it wasn't for either of us.