It sounds simillar to Polish ''Gdzie on jest'' which means ''Where is he''. I obviously wrote it wrong. ;(
Yep, this gets me everytime. The problem with being a native Polish speaker learning Russian.. not always works in our favour!
How about that verb "to eat?" Do we learn about the conjugations later on, and if not, could someone explain them briefly or lead me to a source that explains them?
Thanks bby. <3
Yes, you do learn the conjugations later on, but it is:
Hope this helps :)
Another verb that is much used for "to eat" is кушать.
Я кушаю Ты кушаешь Он кушает Мы кушаем Вы кушаете Они кушают.
I hope this also helps you.
Thanks all you Русский speakers. (Hope I got that right.) You all really are so helpful with all of our questions. Thanks!
Is there anyway to make it talk slower, i can't get my mouth around the pronunciation?
I think ем is the form of the first person (I), and ест is the form of the third person (he, she) both of them from the present.
is "to eat" irregular in russian? i looked up the forms for it in russian and they don't appear to match up with the conjugation charts that i've seen.
Why is где он ест translated as "where does he eat" rather than "where is he eating"? The latter seems more correct to me. The former implies that he eats somewhere regularly (but that he may not be there at this moment) and the speaker wants to know where that is. The latter implies that he is somewhere, right now, eating. Isn't that what the Russian sentence means?
Shouldnt this translate as Where is he eating?since ест= eating and ем=eat,please correct me if wrong
Russian verbs don't explicitly have the "-ing" form, so there is some ambiguity when going between English and Russian (for example, "я живу там" can mean either "I live there" or "I am living there"). The difference between ест and ем is one of conjugation (see JanisaChatte's response above, which gives all the conjugations for the verb). Both can translate to either "eating" or "eat" depending on context.
Is it correct that this can be translated as both, "where is he eating" and "where does he eat"?