Translation:mashed potatoes

November 4, 2015



Does pyure mean mashed potatoes only, and not any other kind of purée?

November 4, 2015


It means any kind of purée, but it's usually specified what kind of purée it is. If it is simply "пюре", most probably it's about mashed potatoes

November 4, 2015


Мы, всё-таки, чаще называем его картофельным пюре, а не просто пюре

January 18, 2016


I think my favorite part about this comment is that, because it was entirely in Russian, I ran it through a translator to make sure I wasn't missing something or screwing something up when I read it and got:

We still often call it mashed potatoes, not just mashed potatoes

I don't know what else I expected, now that I think about it.

January 24, 2016


Prosto means "just" I believe in this case. So, we often....., not just mashed/puree.

May 18, 2017


Hi) I'll try to explain what I meant

Actually, we call it "картофельное пюре" more often than just "пюре"

May 5, 2019


kartoffelnoe puree?

May 17, 2019


Пюре - употребляется практически всегда. "Картофельное пюре" - что то я такого в разговорах и не припомню...

January 23, 2016


I can't reply to your post below but... перво-наперво (--direct Yandex copy)

Your English was fine and perfectly understandable. You're bolder than I am, I'm too scared to attempt much posting in Russian yet...

Thank you for making things more clear.

Пюре может означать много вещи. Но если вы просто говоришь пюре, вы означает картофельное пюре. Или бы вы точнее о что в нем.

You thought your English was bad? I'm sure that above bit that took me way too long to figure out - and is still wrong on about 6 levels in Russian - is painful for you to read. If you can even understand it. I'm certain your English is better than my Russian.

Don't ever apologize for not being a perfect speaker of a second or third or fourth language on a language learning website.

Edit: Oh also feel free to correct my awful Russian.

February 2, 2016


Hi, "an_alias"!

Рекомендую, вместе с Дуалинго, слушать Pimsleur Russian for English Speakers. Очень сильно поможет.

I'm recommend, along with Duolingo, listen Pimsleur Russian for English Speakers. Very much help.

Вы писали: "Edit: Oh also feel free to correct my awful Russian."/. Хорошо.

You are wrote: "Edit: Oh also feel free to correct my awful Russian." OK!

Ваш текст/ Your are text: "Пюре может означать много вещи. Но если вы просто говоришь пюре, вы означает картофельное пюре. Или бы вы точнее о что в нем."

Исправление/ To correct: "Пюре может означать многие (разные) вещи. Но если Вы просто говорите пюре, Вы думаете/подразумеваете (you think/imply) картофельное пюре."

К сожалению, я не понял смысл: " Или бы вы точнее о что в нем". Рекомендую Вам дублировать ответ на английском...

Unfortunately, I don't understand the meaning of "Или бы вы точнее о что в нем". I recommend for you to duplicate the answer in English ...


  1. В текстах "Вы" мы пишем с большой буквы (вежливое обращение на русском языке).1. We write the texts of "you" with a capital letter (polite treatment in Russian).

  2. Есть словарь http://gramota.ru/, на русском. Словарь объясняет значение русских слов и правильность написания. Вы легко можете через переводчик перевести толкование слова. 2. There vocabulary in Russian http://gramota.ru/. The dictionary explains the meaning of Russian words and the spelling. You can easily through an interpreter translate the meaning of the word.

Good luck in learning Russian (correcting my English especially desirable)... and I'm sorry for my bad English...

February 2, 2016


Никогда вообще не употребляю слово "пюре" применительно к толчёной картошке) Пюре в основном фруктовое, например, яблочное пюре

March 28, 2016


In the town where I am from we called it толчёнка, but when I moved to Russia no one understood me. Food words are very regional, same with clothing, moving from USA to UK just made it so clear to me.

November 29, 2016


> "Картофельное пюре" - что то я такого в разговорах и не припомню...

Do you mean that "Картофельное пюре" is a slang term you use for not remembering what you said? Or do you mean you will use it instead of пюре in conversations sometimes without being aware of it?

January 24, 2016


Пюре может быть картофельным, томатным, яблочным и т.д. Но в обиходе говорю "пюре", подразумеваю (в основном) "картофельное пюре". Как-то так...

"Puree" may be mashed potatoes, tomato, apple, etc. But everyday life I say "puree" imply (mainly) "mashed potatoes"... Somehow so....

Sorry for my bad English...

January 24, 2016


Вы можете подразумевать все что угодно, но никто не виноват, что вы ни разу не видели в магазинах яблочное пюре. Исправьте задание, не позорьтесь

April 9, 2018


Привет Александр а спасибо!

я нужно здесь ответить... (я сдаюсь - я не знаю как это сказать)

I need to reply here... (I give up - I don't know how to say this) because Duolingo won't let me reply to your post.

мы просто сказать "You wrote" а "your text" - "your" {I don't even now how to begin to say the rest of my explanation below in Russian, I'm really bad at this}. Я положу что Вы написали и мои правкы в {как сказать "brackets" meaning these: []?} потому что это очень быстро будет стать запутанным :)

We would just say "You wrote" or "your text" - "your" being possessive (genetive in Russian?). I will put what you wrote and my corrections in [] brackets because this is going to get confusing very quickly. :)


[You wrote: I'm recommend, along with Duolingo, listen Pimsleur Russian for English Speakers. Very much help.

To correct: I'd (contraction of "I would") reccommend, along with Duolingo, that you listen to Pimsleur Russian for English Speakers. It would help a lot]

На самом деле у мне уже есть эти уроки, но я не слушаю их сколька я должна. Я делаю лучше.

(I actually already have these courses. But I don't listen to them as often as I should. I will do better.)


You wrote: Unfortunately, I don't understand the meaning of "Или бы вы точнее о что в нем". I recommend for you to duplicate the answer in English ...

Мне жаль я знал что будет неправильно

I'm sorry, I knew that was going to be wrong. What I was trying to say was this:

"Or, if it was something else you would be specific."

Added now: you would say "carrot puree" or "Parsnip puree", and so on.


You said/wrote: В текстах "Вы" мы пишем с большой буквы (вежливое обращение на русском языке).1. We write the texts of "you" with a capital letter (polite treatment in Russian).

Я очевидно не знаю что извините. Я буду помнить в будущем. Я надеюс я не обидела вас.

Sorry, I obviously didn't know. I will remember in the future. I hope that I didn't offend you.


You said/wrote: Есть словарь http://gramota.ru/, на русском. Словарь объясняет значение русских слов и правильность написания. Вы легко можете через переводчик перевести толкование слова. 2. There vocabulary in Russian http://gramota.ru/. The dictionary explains the meaning of Russian words and the spelling. You can easily through an interpreter translate the meaning of the word.

Блестящий, спасибо! Кажется устрашающе но я смотрю.

Brilliant, thank you! It seems intimidating, but I will take a look.


Good luck in learning Russian (correcting my English especially desirable)... and I'm sorry for my bad English...

нет ещё раз спасибо! Ваш английский очень хорошо. как сказать "Stop apologizing!"

No, thank you again! Your english is very good, not perfect but perfectly understandable. How do you say "Stop apologizing!"? I don't even know how to say, in Russian, that your English is miles better than my Russian. Obviously!

Good luck to you, as well. And thank you again!

February 20, 2016


Wow, you're text was so long.

May 5, 2019


Ну почему же? Правда не "картофельное пюре" говорим, а "картошка пюре". Я допустим очень часто слышу что-то типа: "Картошку пюре будешь?"

February 1, 2016


Все правильно! И в любом пункте питания (от столовой до модного ресторана) в меню указано "картофельное пюре"!!!!!!!!

April 17, 2019


Все так и есть!

April 17, 2019


Ешь котлету с пюре!

June 26, 2019


Да, нет, и просто пюре тоже часто называем.

January 19, 2016


В русской языке все можно :-))

January 26, 2016

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Обычно люди говорят просто "толчёнка".

September 12, 2016


Usuless text in russian. Everyone here still at the first beginning of russian language. No point showing yourself dude.

February 27, 2016


So it's kind of like the English word "mash". It can mean mashed anything, but unless what is mashed is specified, it usually means mashed potatoes. At least at the dinner table. ^^

June 11, 2018


Exactly the same in Dutch (puree).

October 31, 2018



May 14, 2019


Russians don't have any other fruits/vegetables to purée. :|

February 29, 2016


Was confused by the voice as it sounded like it was saying "дюре" rather than "пюре" Is it normal to pronounce a "p" sound here like a "d" or am I just not used to it yet?

November 18, 2015


I thought the same when I first heard it, but then upon replaying it I could hear the P. It seems so subtle that if you think of it as a D you'll hear a D and vise versa, at least for me.

November 19, 2015


I think that is the audio possibly.. if the speaker didn't allow enough time after pressing record it may have not recorded the whole word correctly/entirely.. they should allow for a half breath or something before speaking or they might get cut off on the recording

November 24, 2015


It's a synthesized voice.

November 30, 2015


It is a synthesized pyure =)

August 22, 2016


It's pyurely synth.

September 20, 2017


Exactly. I was very sure I heared it like dureh.

April 8, 2016


The same for me. I find it quite hard

June 2, 2019


That's exactly what I heard and thought. Is there some rule of pronouncing it differently in certain cases or did the automated voice just get it wrong?

March 6, 2016


It is definitely "duree." Whatever that is.

September 21, 2017


No, it's not. П is always п

May 5, 2019


reported this, but "mash" is quite a common term for mashed potatoes, at least in the UK

November 5, 2015


taters should be accepted

December 20, 2015


If that's what you call mashed potatoes where you're from, it must be a very obscure term.

Tater is quite a common term for potato, but I can't find any reference to "taters" meaning "mashed potato".

December 20, 2015


In the southern part of the US 'taters' is used quite frequently in place of mashed potatoes. Although, for learning purposes, it is more efficient if for people to sick with the proper term instead of slang.

January 15, 2016


taters would be considered slang, not proper english.

February 24, 2017


Unfortunately, not many slang expressions are accepted - especially those from the UK. Nonetheless, we may all be surprised.

November 25, 2015


pleasantly they added this colloquialism quite quickly after I reported it

I don't even use the term "mash" that often, I'm not British (though I lived in the UK), I just didn't want to have to bother to write out "mashed potatoes" every time haha!

November 25, 2015


If I want to say in Russian: "This is my mashed potatoes" - Should I say: "Это моё пюре" ?

June 18, 2016


Yes, that's 100% correct!

June 19, 2016


Thank you :D

June 19, 2016


I'm just learning Russian

And I learn to say mashed potatoes first

December 20, 2015


I'm learning Russian, and still don't know how to say hello.

August 19, 2017


They taught you that in a previous lesson. It's Привет.

July 2, 2018



December 21, 2015


I think that mashed potato should be accepted. (It was accepted in another's sentence in this section - "I eat xxx but don't eat mashed potato" was marked correct.)

November 4, 2015


Thanks for reporting it. We accept "mashed potato" now :)

November 4, 2015


Seems like you guys are paying more attention to your reports than the German team. Right on. (Y) Have a lingot. lol.

November 14, 2015


Tor-Heyerdal SO TRUE THOUGH I was just thinking the same thing :)

December 5, 2015


Thank you for your prompt response

November 4, 2015


I'm suprised by so many words, the same in french. " la purée" is the french word. But the big challenge is the cyrillic alphabet and the pronunciation. I take it up ! :-))

December 22, 2015


Yes it is. Because in Russian these words are borrowed from the French

November 29, 2017


In Hungarian we use the word "püré" for this, which is exactly the same as this.

November 24, 2015


And in Portuguese we have "purê" ou "purê de batatas". Cognates always helping us :)

November 27, 2015


Though those are shared loanwords, not "true" cognates :)

October 1, 2017


I am having extreme difficulty pronouncing this word due to the trilled 'r' component. Any tips? :(

November 29, 2015


There's a common speech defect where your "r" sound is in the wrong part of your mouth. No idea how to fix it, but just providing insight into why you get this problem.

April 6, 2016


The Russian for potato is Картофел? This is like German "Kartoffel"

March 2, 2016



March 12, 2016


Not a coincidence; the Russian word is almost certainly a borrowing from the German.

October 1, 2017


As an en English speaker with no previous experience, it was impossible to understand this as spoken

March 7, 2016


Ребят, не косячьте ! Пюре бывает далеко не только картофельное. У вас в Москве что, в магазинах не продают яблочное и грушевое ?

April 9, 2018


Молодец! Они не понимают, что нужно сначала научится говорить правильно, называть вещи своими именами! А только потом играть словами! Только "картофельное пюре"!!!!!

April 17, 2019


Озвучка не верная. Ударение надо ставить на "е", а не на "ю"

April 2, 2019


Is it normal in Russian to use lower-case when it's just one word? I never saw this many lower-case words in the other courses

November 10, 2015


For our course, we decided not to capitalize single words and phrases that aren't sentences. Our sentences, however, all have the first word capitalized (or at least should).

November 14, 2015


less confusion that way thanks :)

November 24, 2015


I see

November 14, 2015


Wow, Russian is more familiar than I thought!

December 11, 2015


sounds exactly like mashed potatoes in Spanish

December 16, 2015


And it's equal to "puré" in spanish

December 18, 2015


Yes, good job, mister!

December 19, 2015


I did potatoes and it said it was wrong. why

January 1, 2016


Puree applies only to MASHED potatoes, I'm afraid. Much like the word "applesauce" applies only to MASHED apples.

January 1, 2016


It doesn't accept mash or mashed spuds which as an irish person i find highly insulting

November 30, 2016


Would you tell a Russian that it's called a spud? Or would you say "it's called a potato but around here we also say spud"?

December 1, 2016


If you are so easily insulted you should probably reconsider learning foreign languages all together. You shouldn't also travel, if you go to the US no one will know what is mashed spuds.

December 1, 2016


Their speaker does not say p, they said d.

July 5, 2017


I didn't understand what it said

July 19, 2017


How does ю pronounce?

July 20, 2018


More or less like the English word "you".

July 20, 2018


What a short name for something so long in English.

November 1, 2018


Can пюре/mashed potatoes/purée also mean baby food (that is pureed), smoothies that are mixed in a blender, or even concrete (non food that is mixed a lot) ? - Specifically what types of mixing/blending/pulverizing does this word refer to, and is it only a food related word?

November 24, 2015


Usually пюре = mashed potatoes.

If пюре is made of something else, we always say what kind of fruit/vegetable was used: apple — я́блочное пюре, banana — бана́новое пюре, apricot — абрико́совое пюре, etc.

Baby food = де́тское пюре.

Also there is суп-пюре (soup). Traditional Russian soups are not пюре, ingredients for them are cutted by hands and knife, but many European soup recepts are called суп-пюре.

Btw, we have a word for smoothies — сму́зи. But it's very new loan word, so people older than 30-40 years may not understand what it means.

It's only a food related word. We don't use it for concrete or anything else. Пюре = at first the ingredients were hard objects, but then they were chopped (no matter, by blender, mixer or even by grating/rubbing through the gause/chesecloth/sieve/sifter). If the final product looks like separate pieces, sand or dust, that's not пюре. If it looks like cream, if it is pretty liquid, but not like water, it's пюре!

December 9, 2015


very helpful explanation thanks!!

December 10, 2015


So what I learned is that I can't spell potatoes

December 14, 2015


BTW, it's:

картофель (kartofel') - Courtesy of Google Translate

December 26, 2015


Not yet...maybe soon you will want to pursue a careen in Russian, and then you will learn how...

December 14, 2015


No, I mean I can't even spell potatoes in english lmao

December 15, 2015


word association: Imagine you must PUREE MASHED POTATOES

January 19, 2016


It sounds like "pure" in spanish, which means that lol

February 21, 2016


it sounds more like it starts with a d...

April 16, 2016


Why does the pronunciation sound harsher than it should be? п should be P, right? Is this just the duolingo saying it weird, or does the sound P change for some reason? Same with backpack. When she says 'pю' it sounds weird. Like peh-eh or something. Is it not pyookzak? Or is that just the duolingo lady?

April 17, 2016


O que no mundo? Porque?!

May 10, 2016


how is this pronounced? ю

May 30, 2016


Ю sounds just like the word "you" =)

May 30, 2016


It doesn't even sounds like it's saying Пюре on audio. More like "dyure".

June 4, 2016


(Disclaimer, making assumptions. Don't get angry, I'm happy to retract or correct. Also this is in the context of US English though it may apply more broadly, I can't speak to that, though)

I can totally see where you would hear that. In US English, when a word begins with "p" it's an aspirated consonant. By that I mean a puff of air is released when it's pronounced. The "D" sound doesn't have that. I'm not speaking with any kind of authority but, so far, I've not found any aspirated consonants in English that exist in Russian.

It's hard to describe in words but easy to illustrate in practice:

Place your hand about an inch from your mouth.

Say "pin"

(again, assumptions) You will likely feel a puff of air hit your fingers.

Now, say "Spin"

You probably won't have that same puff (you may feel some but it will be significantly lighter).

Russian seems to pronounce all "p" and "b" sounds (and possibly others) like the second example and rarely seem to "puff" like the first, regardless of where it is in the word.

But, again, I could be totally wrong about the direction you're coming from.

June 4, 2016


I'm pretty sure pyure means any puree in general, kartoflina (potato) pyure is mashed potatoes

June 10, 2016


In portuguese is very similar, "purê"

June 21, 2016


This shares a lot of resemblance with the word puré in Spanish which also means mashed potatoes.

June 22, 2016


The computer voice makes it sound like Дюре

July 2, 2016


Pure is the Portuguese equivalent

July 6, 2016


Sounds like portuguese, "purê" means exactly "mashed potatoes" and have almost the same sound as in Russian.

September 13, 2016


As someone who is married to a Russian, this word definitely stumped me since the word картофель wasn't included. And, I've never heard her use пюре. Then, after a brief discussion with her about this word, пюре is correct. Her explanation was that no other food in Russia is, technically, pureed, besides potatoes. So the word stands on it's own as being correct.

December 19, 2016


яблочное пюре is pretty common, but when it is as simply пюре, then I would think about mashed potatoes first of all

December 19, 2016


should accept spuds.

January 6, 2017


I guess it is like saying "mash"

January 14, 2017


"Пюре" sounds like Puré in Spanish. It's very easy to remember.

January 29, 2017


This is one is directly from the French word, purée.

February 6, 2017


Would it be pronounced like pureh as it sounds more like puray

March 9, 2017


The way it's written in English depends on your own accent. There is a system called IPA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet) that lets you spell any word unambiguously. You can see at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BF%D1%8E%D1%80%D0%B5 that it is pronounced [pʲʊˈrɛ].

Alternatively, you can use a resource such as Forvo to hear real people saying the word. https://forvo.com/word/%D0%BF%D1%8E%D1%80%D0%B5/#ru

March 10, 2017


I heard a famous fashion model originally from Moscow, Russia say that mashed potatoes are a staple of the Russian diet. Is that accurate all across Russia?

March 26, 2017


Gosh.......PUREE!!! And I was cracking my head trying to understand where the hell mashed potatoe came from

March 27, 2017


Is this word related to latin?. Because пюре is exactly *puré in Spanish. (From potato)

April 4, 2017


Potatoes were not known to Europeans until the 15th century, so no, it's not a Latin word!

April 4, 2017


It is Latin. It doesn't have to be potatoes.

April 3, 2019


Why don't you just check Etymology in a dictionary instead of asking here:

Borrowing from French purée. (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BF%D1%8E%D1%80%D0%B5)

From Old French puree; feminine past participle of verb purer (“to make pure”) from Late Latin purare (same sense) from Classical Latin purus (“pure”) (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pur%C3%A9e#French)

April 4, 2017


Omg Russian has so many words that sounds exactly like portuguese

April 23, 2017


Because they are borrowed from French.

April 3, 2019


Why not "пуре"?

May 14, 2017


Because that's a word in Erzya, not Russian.

November 2, 2017


that is the same as the dutch word for mashed potato but written in a different script interesting.

May 19, 2017


"Purê de batatas" in portuguese

September 12, 2017


Puré de batata ?? Kkkkkkkk heuheuehubr

November 6, 2017


It's funny, hebrew also adopted this word.

November 23, 2017


In portuguese is also "purê"

January 18, 2018


If you are saying Pyure, do you say it and purée?

January 21, 2018


Do you say pyure like purée?

January 21, 2018


I find it interesting that the Russian language has it's own word for "mashed potatoes". Also, is there a Russian word for just "potatoes".

March 1, 2018


Pure is 'mashed eatables'

March 28, 2018


Every kind of puree are available, I don't know why the general one refers to patato

March 28, 2018


this is my favorite russian word

April 25, 2018


The same as "püre" or "patates püresi" in Turkish.

April 29, 2018


So is pyure a plural term used for "mashed potatoes" or can it be used as a singular term aswell?

June 25, 2018


It's grammatically singular -- a substance noun / mass noun.

Similar, say, to "porridge", where you can't eat "three porridges". (And if you think about it, you usually wouldn't eat "three mashed potatoes", either -- "mashed potatoes" is really a substance that is sold or eaten by quantity or weight, not counted.)

June 25, 2018



November 4, 2018


No matter how i pronounce it, it says i'm wrong

November 5, 2018


I really think you guys should add a focua on individual letters and sounds.... It's challenging without learning the sounds of the letters....

November 29, 2018


My russian letters don't include whatever is tequired for this word.

December 14, 2018


Duolingo accepts "purèe" with the notice: pay attention to the accents!

January 18, 2019


It should be purée with an accute accent rather than a grave accent.

January 18, 2019


It looks like "nope".

January 26, 2019


Why not пюрэ if it is pronounced pyure

February 1, 2019


I searched on google translate and when you type mashed its says:"пюре" But when i typed mashed potatoes it translate to картофельное пуре

February 5, 2019


What is this ??? Both options are wrong!!!!!

April 2, 2019


It seems to be more easyer than i had expected because all the letters pronounced the same like greek just they have other letter shape ☺

April 3, 2019


Why mashed potatoes

April 5, 2019


what if i told you i had no russian keyboard so i cant get this right

April 6, 2019


Everybody can and needs to switch to a Russian keyboard to follow this course. I can't tell you how, because it depends on your device, operating system etc.

April 6, 2019


I dont have a way to type russian though

April 15, 2019


In later lessons it only refer to as potato. Please be consistent.

April 19, 2019


Typing Mashed Potatoes gives you an incorrect even though thats what пюре means.

April 19, 2019


I dint know what these letters sound like yet and guessing isnt helpimg me out

April 22, 2019


I cant find a certain character. So i keep getting it wrong.

May 3, 2019


My Dad would have gotten this one wrong. He says, "Bashed potatoes," which is weird, but it's the way he talks. I got it right though. Yay, potatoes!

May 5, 2019


wait.. how does this form two words?

May 13, 2019


how does this form two words?

It doesn't "form words".

Russian is not a code for English, where one word "turns into" another word -- or "turns into" two words.

Russian uses one word to describe this food. English usually uses two words to describe it.

So to translate the one Russian word into English, you need two words -- but not because the Russian word "forms" two English words.

Perhaps an example in English might help: the kiwifruit is sometimes called as "Chinese gooseberry".

Not because "ki" means "Chinese" and "wi" means "gooseberry". The words are not related at all. It's just that the fruit has two names: a one-word name "kiwi(fruit)" and a two-word name "Chinese gooseberry".

The one name doesn't "turn into" the other name or "form" the other name. They're just two names for the same thing -- which coincidentally have a different number of words.

May 14, 2019


just like in romanian, piure пюре

May 25, 2019


Anyone know how to roll the r? I accidentally made an L sound instead and I was accepted.

June 3, 2019


Can we please get a slow speak button? I am failing at the spwaking parts quite often because I am having a hsrd time identifing the sounds being said.

June 11, 2019


There already is such a button.

June 11, 2019


How can I know the meaning without any picture hint for this?

July 19, 2019


Exactly my thoughts when somebody is talking to me in another language

July 19, 2019


How to pronounce ю and ы???

July 22, 2019



August 6, 2019


In Brazil we call it "purê" and the pronunciation is very similar :)

August 9, 2019


Произношение "пюре" в данном курсе не правильное!

August 9, 2019


In Brazil we call it "purê" and the pronunciation is very similar :)

August 9, 2019


Didn't sound like п instead sounded more like д

January 9, 2017


Really mashed potatoes? :D

March 16, 2017


I don't have the keyboard so keeps marking me wrong abd diesnt let me proceed

March 21, 2017


Can someone help me? Im new at russian and i would like to know the pronunciation word by word and the pronunciation of the phrase... Thanks a lot :) if you can help me

April 23, 2017


Click on each word to hear them pronounced individually. Click on the speaker icon to hear the whole phrase.

April 23, 2017


What letter is п exactly? I see it used everywhere

April 25, 2017


It's called Pe and it sounds like /p/. It comes from the Greek letter Pi: Π.

April 29, 2017


Not what I was expecting, but okay ya lets go with that.

May 7, 2017


On my CPU I was taught that this translated to "pyure" but now it says it's "purèe". Which one is it?

May 21, 2017


I dont have Russian characters so I want able to do this correctly

May 21, 2017


stupid thing!!!!!! i put mash potatoes and its wrongggg jut addd ed!!!!!:(((((((

June 13, 2017


My answer, 'puree'. Where do I get the Russian script from?

June 15, 2017


What's the stressed syllable in this word?

August 4, 2017


Does it have alternative meaning....??.

August 13, 2017


Desperately needs a tortoise button..

September 15, 2017


At my house, pyure also means soup

October 5, 2017


F oleh gbygy

December 18, 2018


My favorite food hmmmmm

June 3, 2019



June 5, 2019


❤❤❤❤ iff i pressed mashed too

June 6, 2019


I put mash instead of mashed and got it wrong

June 12, 2019


I don't like mashed potatoes.

November 29, 2016


In Russian please!

November 30, 2016


Я не люблю пюре

December 12, 2016



December 12, 2016


Делай пюре!

May 15, 2017



October 12, 2017


Cutted by hand? Cats talking in here?

January 2, 2016


my American mouth physically cannot say this...

June 1, 2016


I believe you just need to say "pure" + "e". ("e" as in "egg"). Try saying "pure egg" then removing the "g" sound.

June 5, 2016


It would sound like "пьюре" and you need to get rid of that "ь". Try soft "п" ("пь") with "у" (english "oo"): "пьуре".

November 27, 2016


According to Wikipedia it's pronounced [pʲʊˈrɛ], so the "y" sound is needed. [pjʊˈrɛ] ("pyu-ré") is closer than [pʊˈrɛ] ("poo-ré").

November 28, 2016


That's pronounced like in the "flue" but shorter.

November 29, 2016


What sound does the ю character make?

October 23, 2016


They didnt say пюре they sayd something like дюре

December 19, 2016


Is it pronounced dure? It sounds like that...

February 25, 2017


In Spanish we say "pure de papa" so this is easy

May 13, 2017


So 'nope' = purée or mashed potatoes... gottcha!

November 5, 2015


The 'n' is a cyrillic 'п' (related to the greek letter 'π' or pi) which is pronounced similar to a latin 'p' and the 'p' is a cyrillic 'р' (related to the greek letter 'ρ' or rho) which is pronounced similar to a latin 'r'. So the pronunciation is fairly similar to the english/french word purée.

November 8, 2015


This is true, but this is just my way of remembering the spelling, not the pronunciation.

November 8, 2015


what is the signification for the second letter of the word ???

November 12, 2015


Not sure what you mean by "signification", but if you mean "pronunciation", then (as far as I understand it) the second letter (ю) is pronounced kind of like the English word "you". On a technical level, it's an /u/ morpheme which palatalizes the preceding consonant. But if you don't understand what that means, then just think of it as English "you" (like the word "you" or the name of the letter "u"). If I'm mistaken in any of this, then someone please correct me.

November 14, 2015


"you" is pronounced /ju/ where the sound that "y" makes in "yes" is /j/ in IPA. /u/ is more like "oo" in "ooze". I believe that is what you mean by "palatalises" but I'm not totally familiar with all the linguistic terms. In English, I certainly say "purée" as /pjurei/ (apologies for approximate IPA; I don't have access to the proper symbols on my phone).

January 12, 2016


You can also click the "Tips and Notes" link (top left) for a helpful pronunciation guide.

November 23, 2015


You probably should have put this comment in reply to kibranoz instead of in reply to myself. lol. Since I'm not the one who needs to know this, and he's not getting notified of it this way. =P

November 23, 2015


I thought it was "SMASH potato"!!!

November 26, 2015


Do we really need to know the word for mashed potatoes this early on in the course? It's the same with the soup, meaning that it's quite specific.

April 29, 2016


Why on earth should i know this learn at this level? Why in this section?

Duo should try to be more communicative oriented than lexic based

May 5, 2016


Thanks Duo for teaching the essentials.

June 22, 2016


It's pure

July 6, 2016


I clearly hear an initial "d" rather than "p" in the audio.

July 8, 2016


חחחחח פירה

July 20, 2016


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July 24, 2016


mash potatoe is the same as mashed potatoes!

September 18, 2016


I would like a пюре пюре.

November 4, 2016


How is this even important for beginners?

November 4, 2016



November 4, 2016


No dummy

April 8, 2017
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