It's annoying - you just kind of have to remember. As a native speaker, I can't really give good tips, but typically words ending in "он" are masculine and words ending with an "a" are feminine.
Мой is masculine and моя is feminine. In Russian, every word hss a gendered connotation, and you will use мой or моя depending on the direct objects gender.
What I think would be great would be if when one mouses over a noun, it shows the gender of that noun. German does it and it is super helpful. Just an idea for the future.
In Russian the word is feminine end in a vowel, and masculine usually end in a consonant.
Да,Алекс,дедушка, дядя,время, окно...это же женский род,правда? Тень,мышь,ночь...На что заканчиваются?)))
"...ь" - always female. Дедушка, дядя, мужчина -they are people (animate) and you know their gender from the context. It is not difficult. Inanimate words (things) with "...a" - are female. "...o" "...e" - neutral gender. "...я" - may be female or neutral gender (if it is inanimate)
Russian is much more easy to determine - all word finishing in -а are feminine gender!
Man-мужчина. Папа, дедyшка, слуга, братишка, юноша. Yes, my grandpa is a true lady.
Unfortunately this feature is not currently available for courses made in the incubator.
depends on if the e is the vowel that's being stressed or not. when it is, it's ye.
I wish it could show you how to pronounce the sentence or go slower. It just sounds like gibberish to me, making it daunting to learn
I know the German course offers a "slow speech" option. It may just require more development of this course to become available.
What are the rules for knowing which syllable of the word to stress? When I mouse over just the word it seems to stress the first syllable, in the sentence it seems to stress the second syllable (like it would be in spanish). Why does it change?
Does one pronounce an "ah" sound at the very end of гитара? I'm not sure if I hear one or not.
Ending in a consonant or й (I think), usually masculine.
Ending in а or я usually feminine.
Ending in е or о usually neuter.
Ending in ь can be masc. or fem.
If a word applies to a person, usually the gender of the person overrides the ending, for example дедушка дядя are both masculine. That's a rough guide, and it won't always be perfect,, but it's not a bad cheat sheet. If you Google for Russian noun genders, you'll find more thorough guides and tips, and you'll be able to fill in gaps and figure out the exceptions better, and please double check me 'cause I'm not a native or an expert and I'm seriously tired! But it's a start.
What is the difference between these "my" "моя, мой and мои" or am i mistaken that they all seem to be "my"
They mean my, mine
Мой - for the masculine nouns
Моя - feminine nouns
Моё - neuter nouns
Мои - plural nouns
Гитара is pronounced the same as in Spanish, guitarra. I'm surprised with the similarities between Russian and Spanish!! :)
No but how are we SUPPOSED to REMEMBER THIS without learning the alphabets?!
You cant, you have to learn the alphabet first. Before I started this course I memorized the alphabet first.
моя is used with singular feminine nouns and мой is used with singular masculine nouns.
Words мой, твой, свой and ваш, наш behave like adjectives: they match the gender/number and the case of the noun you attach them to. Мой, твой, свой follow the same pattern:
- мой компьютер / моё видео / моя мама / мои компьютеры (my computer, my video, my mom)
- твой чек / твоё видео/ твоя мама etc.
Наш (our) and ваш ("your" for plural you) also behave the same, and the pattern is barely any different:
- наш папа / наше видео / наша мама / наши компьютеры
- ваш папа / ваше видео / ваша мама / ваши компьютеры
Words его (his), её (her), их (their) do not change their form at all:
- её компьютер, её видео, её мама
- его какао, его пицца, их машина, их микрофоны.
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I have the same questions as sirmildredpierce: What are the rules for knowing which syllable of the word to stress? When I mouse over just the word it seems to stress the first syllable, in the sentence it seems to stress the second syllable (like it would be in spanish). Why does it change?
It's really hard to hear what the electronic voice is saying. I wish we could hear how each individual word is pronounced.
So am i saying where is my female guitar? Or im a female asking for my guitar what does the differwnce between male мои and female моя when it comes to an object?
Like French, Spanish and German, Russian nouns can have gender and words like "my" change depending on the gender of the noun. You just have to remember the gender of each object.
See the other posts in the thread.
Idk the russian alphabet lol but i interest with it and i jst jump to it without learning the alphabet
thanks you guys for making this course even better. ( my native language is portuguese xD)
Why does the "o" in моя sound like an "a" and sometimes in other words sounds like an "o" How do I know when should I read it like an "o" or "a" ?
when it is stressed you read it like 'o', and if it is unstressed you read it like 'a'
моя is used with singular feminine nouns and мой is used with singular masculine nouns. моё is used with neuter nouns and мои is used with plural nouns of any gender.
It speaks too fast, for beginer like me, is hard to get the right pronounciation.
Im able to aay guitar well enough. Any tips for the rest of it. Or maybe any tips for improving one's accent?
since "moi" and "moya" both indicate the possessive pronouns (my). How to know what words are masculine or feminine to use "moi" or "moya" before them?
How do you actually pronounce the sentence in english phoenetics?