"моя гитара"

Translation:my guitar

November 4, 2015

70 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pince1357

I understand that 'moya' and 'moi' are for the gender of a subject, but how can you tell with inanimate objects.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanisaChatte

All Russian nouns have a gender. For example, "гитара" ends in "а", so it is feminine and therefore "my guitar" is "моя гитара".

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdullah_Ramadan

And masculine, what 're their endings ?

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanisaChatte

Masculine nouns end in a consonant. For example:

стол (table)

мяч (ball)

суп (soup)

конь (horse)

But be careful — there are some feminine nouns that end in ь

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/statenyoung

This is the clearest example I've seen. Thank, you!

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReagenElementi

I believe that there are 3 genders in Russian, Masculine Feminine and Neuter. Masculine endings are consonant, Й or Ь . Feminine endings are А, Я and Ь. Neuter endings are O and E. (an exception would be the Russian word for father, Папа. Although it has a feminine ending it refers to a male)

November 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZenSurvivor

Папа Is not the only exception, in fact. When we are taught declension groups in school we are taught that the first group covers feminine and masculine words that end with "а" or "я". It includes proper names like Саша, Гоша, words like папа (dad), дядя (uncle), дедушка (grandfather), юноша (young man), мулла (mullah), and a lot of colloquial words like соня (sleepyhead), задира (bully), плакса (cry-baby) etc.

December 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

"Соня", "задира" and "плакса" belong to the so called common gender. They can be either masculine or feminine depending on the person they are applied to. That distinguish them from the nouns like "персона" (person) which remains feminine grammatically even if applied to a man.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J4s0n7

Wich syllable has the stress in the word "Гитара"? I can't hear it well

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slackbeard

the та part i think

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/i_likepaper

Native speaker next to me says you're correct. Have a lingot.

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/azaroma

You didn't give any, liar

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J4s0n7

Thank you :)

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ActualGoat

Well, it's like 'gitara' in the Latin-style alphabet.

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosAvit2

Wow this is so surprisingly like spanish its insane i never would have thought

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bsimmo14

I speak spanish.... How is this anything like spanish?

May 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverABandNerd

Yes i know i am not entirely fluent in either language, but as i learn each of them separately, i hear similarities in the pronunciation and gendering. They are not entirely the same obviously but it does help me to know some spanish

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MentalPinball

My native language is Spanish and I agree with you, I know I'm still doing the first skill, but I've found similar words :)

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pepefolk

You speak Spanish, so, you can study Russian in Spanish now! If you want it, of course. Greetings from Peru.

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoPotato

I just love how similar this language gets to spanish sometimes!!!

April 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Burnthomdi

My guitar? It is getting dusty because I can't play it, but the bass is not getting dusty...

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

sorry if this is a dumb question but why does the о in моя sound like the letter a when according to the tips and notes page the letter sounds like a o

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlisC27

Please, will a moderator check the audio; I hear her saying "гитарь".

March 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LukeHodges19

So you use Moya if the owner of the guitar is female?

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeffrey855877

No, guitar is feminine. That's how it works in all European languages which have gendered nouns. The article or possessive pronouns match the noun's gender (masc./fem./(neuter)) and number (singular/plural).

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

Моя гитара is correct.
мой мотор is correct.
мой гитара is not correct.
моя мотор is not correct.

Гитара is feminine, мотор is masculine. Even Russian cannot escape grammatical gender.
Мой = my (masculine)
моя = my (feminine)
Nothing to do with whether the person is a мужчина or a женщина.

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bassheadxx

Why does it sound like 'Maya'? Looking at the alphabet, it seems it would sound like 'moe - ya'.

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

In Russian unstressed vowels get reduced to a schwa sound in speech.

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MentalPinball

So... Is Russian an isochronous/stress timed language, like English and Dutch? Or is it syllable timed, like Spanish?

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eesan2

Please explain what the terms stress timed and syllable timed mean. With examples if possible, thanks.

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jin.Lee.

I know "гитара" ended in -a but I heard that most of loanwords are gender-neuter like меню, кино. Am i wrong?? I want to know clearly about loanwords.

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

No, loanwords usually follow the same pattern: those with -a/-я endings are feminine, those ending with a consonant are masculine, and the -o/-е endings are neuter. What you heard about most loanwords having neuter gender applies to the endings that are uncharacteristic for the Russian language (like -ю, -у, -и) and even then there are exceptions.

Adding to what Birdieangie said, if the loanword is a name of a species (like "пони" or "кенгуру") it would usually be either masculine or feminine (usually masculine being used as a generic variant) but never neuter (we don't say "моё пони").

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Birdieangie

Hello.Very often, as you said, loanwords are neuter. But in some case under the influence of the meaning of the generic word they are masculine: бри, сулугуни ( kinds of cheese(cheese=сыр-masculine) or feminine: авеню ( a wide street( street=улица- feminine).

April 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

It's so nice when you see familiar loanwords.
Бри = bri = brie
Авеню = avenju = avenue
Сулугуни = suluguni?

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bboyallday

How do we know when to use моя and мои?

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

"Моя" is feminine (singular), "мои" is plural.

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fick.mich.

Why not "мой"

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeffrey855877

гитара is feminine; мотор is masculine - probably nominative case; things change for other cases, I'm sure.

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlianaBill

How is моя different from мой?

November 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

One is feminine, the other is masculine.

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amanalle

what is the difference between Мой and моя ?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

"Мой" is masculine, "моя" is feminine.

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arturo458496

гаe МаМа???????

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will709432

Why do we use моя here instead of мои? Папа has мои yet same ending. Гитара same ending

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

For папа it's моЙ because it's masculine; гитара is a feminine noun. This question has been asked several times, I suggest you take a look at the other comments from now on if you have any question or doubt.

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LA-PorchMonkey

How do I know when to use мой vs. моя

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krisbaudi

The audio for o in моя and a in гитара is the same and it confuses me. What is the reason for it?

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wolf.Hearted

The "my" isn't a capital, therefore people can be thrown off since it seems as if "Mоя" doesn't start the sentence

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Something287151

You cant make me wrong for not knowing how to spell guitar like come on my guy i know what it is

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Something287151

And i refuse to look at the word to know how to spell it this is a learning game but the auto correct should be better than what it is

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniel614256

I got it right and rong

August 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Chicken1738

I typed in "That is my guitar." :(

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arunkumar90

Моя is used here. So guitar is a feminine noun?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

Yes, you can tell it by the ending "-а".

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poodamoff

Where is the emphasis supposed to be when pronouncing "моя"? on the first or second syllable?

June 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

I'd say the first, "мо".

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Letagle

DO both Мои and Моя mean 'my'?

August 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine_y

Yes, but "мои" is plural, "моя" is singular (feminine).

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonardoAu200478

Моя гитара

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivanna0.

it is not my guitar it is this is my guitar

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ortal.yitz

Capital letter in English

August 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheCalibriBody

Whats the differerence with moi and moya?

November 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicolashuron

Read Pince1357's question... gender of noun

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeffrey855877

мой is masculine - mотор is masculine, hence мой мотор

моя is feminine - Mama is feminine, hence моя мама

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TyNoOutlet

Such an echo

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TalonAlexis

What kind of gurtur?

October 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeffrey855877

Guitar, the musical instrument. Do you mean acoustic or electric?

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Russian would be pretty easy if it had the Latin alphabet. Some words are very similar.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sackboy1011

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April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pepefolk

No, sorry.

May 26, 2018
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