Type what you hear: 'U nas est dveri' or 'U nas yest dveri' receives the comment 'you used the wrong word'...reporting a problem does not give me the option to choose 'my answer should be accepted', so can anyone enlighten me as to what word is incorrect. I've used different formulas of adding question marks and different spellings...but I still can not progress any further with this lesson.
DL's main goal is to teach the language's grammar and sentence structure, so you wind up with phrases that aren't necessarily useful in everyday speech but they are memorable and in that respect help you retain those rules when you are forming other sentences you might be more apt to use.
That is incorrect. "y" means "by; at; near". It is used with a personal pronoun to denote possession or to identify when someone is at another person's place (at grandma's house, at the doctor's office, etc.)
The idea of "do" is not translated In Russian. "Do you (verb)?" would be, in Russian, "You (verb conjugated for" you")?"
Either my ears are shot or the enunciation is very poor - I can't count how many times I feel I have been misled by the speaker. I would swear, after listening to this one for 5-10 times or more, that the word in question as spoken was "dverom" when it should have been "dvery". I know I should know them all but, at the same time, I feel that they should be spoken as clearly as possible, particularly in the earlier stages of the program. As the students progress the spoken word would be allowed to further digress from the ideal to the norm but it is rather difficult in the beginning to differentiate between many endings when not spoken as clearly as possible.