"She is a woman."
Translation:Она является женщиной.
I literally just did these lessons no more than 85 days ago. является was never used. I've got my notebook right here. In what sense is the instrumental case a "Basics" sort of lesson? And why does she represent herself as a woman? This word and usage was never covered, and has no good reason to belong in such an early lesson. Additionally, less than 3 months ago, when I did these lessons before the answer was very clearly given as Она - женщина. This is also in my notebook. Unless the fundaments of Russian has changed in the last season, I see no reason for this change to the lesson plan.
a lot of people said google translated it as "is an". heres my take on it as a native speaker of a slavic language: (please bear in mind that i do not speak russian...) явлается sounds like it comes from a root meaning "to appear". i believe if we make a very awkward and literal translation of the sentence it will mean something like "she appears to be a woman". i DO NOT think this is the way we should be translating it though, and believe it to be a purely grammatical component. again this is just speculation.
I do speak Russian. It should not be used in this sentence- like you said, awkward and literal. Poor choice. Should be: Она - женщина.
We never leard является and when you click on the words above for translation it never showed up...
When I tap on the English words in order to get a hint, it says that the right answer is- Она женщина. This is exactly what I wrote, because this is the right translation, as far as I know. Does anyone understand why my answer wasn't accepted? And what is the meaning of the 'correct' answer written above?
являться translates as 'has been' if we are missing something here, please help
I wish this app taught the alphabet letters and sounds. So far ive just had to listen to what the speaker says to figure it out.
They teach it on the "Tips and notes" of the first lesson (Alphabet 1).
You can get to the "Tips and notes" section on a browser by clicking on the lesson and clicking on the light bulb button. I don't know if you can see it on the app though.
Try "russian world" a complete course on youtube, they teach you the abc and also grammar, and keep practicing with duolingo also :)
I use this very useful app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jernung.writeit.rus
you could try an app called "Drops"! thats where i learned the alphabet mostly. it made everything else so much easier once i could sound stuff out
download Drops(sorry duolingo), and look it up on some russian teaching websites or watch youtube videos :)
there is an app/video "read russian in three hours". it helped me. love, dave
Является ? First time I meet this word, and no translation available. I have to translate "She is a woman" thru words in blocks I have to click on. So, I can't type "Она - женщина".
I thought one was singular and another was plural but now I'm confused
"Женщина" is in the nominative case, meanwhile "Женщиной" is in the instrumental case.
Here's a short table to both understand and memorize the declensions for the word "Женщина":
what is является?? and when do you have to use женщиной instead of женщина? this was never explained anywhere
I meant to type, Ona zhenshchina, but what did I end up saying? она женшчина
I found that Mac has an on-screen keyboard called the Keyboard viewer and I have it displayed. No stickers necessary and you learn touch typing. But still painfully slow. Thanks Denizzz and thekatmorgan for your encouragement! Lingots for you.
That is how we did it when I took Russian a few years back! If you know your qwerty keyboard by english letters just put russian stickerd over the letters or you can even buy a Cyrillic rubber key cover off amazon very cheap! Keep training!
I took some Russian at the university and we had these stickers on all keyboards. Very helpful =) I bet Amazon has them. If not, you can make your own.
I once had a job where I used an English keyboard (the hardware item). I changed the keyboard input to Spanish because I wanted to write the "ñ" and write vowels with accents when I wrote in Spanish, but after the change, the keyboard input and the physical keyboard didn't match. The letters were OK but all the symbols and punctuation marks were in different places, so I printed all the symbols I regularly used with the label maker and turned the physical keyboard into a Spanish keyboard =)
If you go on to the settings in your phone there is an option to add a Russian keyboard! You may have to download the language, but if you're that committed to learning, you'll figure something out ;^)
No idea why people downvoted this comment, it's the only useful one in this thread.
Apparently "Являться" means: ''to be,'' ''to exist,'' ''to report oneself,'' or something like that...
It's conjugated as any other reflexive verb, just like this:
It's really important to keep in mind that this verb takes the instrumental case, so that's why it's said ''Она является женщиной," and not "Она является женщина."
The very first time I saw a rule like that was when I attempted to learn Polish and I noticed they use the verb ''to be'' with the instrumental case. Kinda tough, isn't it?
"Она — женщина," would be a correct translation as well.
Don't worry. With practice and regular reading exposure you'll get better at spelling Russian words.
I use the Serbian keyboard input, as it has the normal layout of English keys, so each letter is translated. I then swiftly change [Shift + Alt] between Serb, Russian and English to get it right. This way I do the job quickly and I learn the cyrillic special letters of Russian at my own pace :]
I'm having the same problems as everyone else with является it seems... Not sure where it comes from (and there seems to be no explanation) Regarding learning the alphabet and its sounds quickly, I found Memrise was excellent for this.
I can't access a Cyrillic keyboard so doing the Russian tutorials don't work for me when I'm supposed to be typing Russian.
Is that on phone or computer. On android u can set it up to change keyboard with a swipe of space bar
Right? I like to use my tablet but the keyboard settings are iffy when I'm on this so the Cryillic is just... I dunno, I guess we just have to learn from the right answers
Whats the difference between женщина and женчиной? And also what does является mean?
I am half way through the Russian tree and this is the first time I encountered this word. What is this and why I haven't encountered it before?!
"является" apparently means "is an" and is pronounced "yav-lyay-etsya". However, I am still unsure as to why it is the correct answer. What is wrong with Она женщина?
Will there be an answer for the question and why we didn't have any clue about this's combination? I'm not expecting an apology I appreciate the hard work but I just need an explanation Thank you
People please be careful when using this word является. My girlfriend is Russian and when trying to sound this word in an improper way the word literally translates to the F word. This word is out of context in this exercise.
I don't know but i just tried to type оне -женщина i typed the dash thing as it was the verb "is" I read it in a different comment previously. is it incorrect in this case?
That would be 'She is this woman'. Russian doesn't use anything for 'a', except sometimes a hyphen (-).
Rusalphabet is a free app of short videos that covers the cyrillic alphabet in an easy to understand manner. Using english words and replacing letters with the cyrillic letters individually at first and eventually showing signs from russia. Not perfect but a great tool. Tskes about three hours to watch them all, but it was so effective i havent gone back to watch them again and am doing fine.
I keep on being dyslexic with the щ and the ж. I wrote, "она щенжина."
Everytime it gives me the question she is a woman but i keeo getting itvwring in russian
can't they implement a screen keyboard so that we can actually type the caracters?
You can type them, just install the Russian keyboard on your windows. Zo lastig is het niet.
❤❤❤ kunnen we dat doen, eigenlijk? Ik heb geen idee!
Het is heel makkelijker op Android, denk ik :)
How come the courses randomly switch to Cyrillic? How do I keep it on Cryrillic? I have the Russian keyboard
seriuosly i gotta translate she is a woman , the right answer should be (ona zhenshchina) , but it ask me to translate it with the russian letter , i cant type those symbols? so the only metod to translate was copy and paste , lol
Ive been using it for 2 days now, an hour a day and I remember the place of half the characters already, keep trying!