дитё is a slang for дитя, which is bookish or a folk word for "ребёнок" ("What have you to say, my child?"). It is not used much in modern Russian outside certain phrases. We are not keen on discussing stylistic choices for thousands of words here, so in this course we use "ребёнок" pretty much without any other alternatives.
The plural or "ребёнок" is "дети", though.
Ребенок - only singular: ребенки - wrong
Дети - mostly plural. Mostly. The singular of it is дитя, and it is seldomly used, it is somewhat poetic term.
Thank you, very interesting. http://dictionary.reverso.net/russian-english/ребята
I've seen моя, мой, and the one used here, мои. I may have a mispelling or two but I've see "my" spelled different ways. When do we use each one?
мой for masculine nouns
моя for feminine nouns
моё for neuter nouns
мои for plurals.
(in the Nominative, of course)
Fantastic post "Onntastic," however, (sorry to hijack this post), @ "Shady_arc" I was wondering whether, or not all of the terms listed are pronounced the same. Thanks!
I know it's plural but I still keep hearing "детя" instead of "дети". I'm not sure if the audio is wrong or there's some weird pronunciation rule here.
That person pronounces "и" in дети about the same way one pronounces "i" in "sit" in English. I can understand why you hear it differently (I don't think this sound exists in Spanish), but it's clearly и; the audio is correct.
It is Отцы и дети. And yes, you are correct in the assumption this is an idiomatic translation. Oftentimes translating titles literally produces quite a boring phrase. Authors, on the other hand, usually do not name their novels "A book about a dude who dies". They try to make the title short and vivid, which the translators take into account.
From this sentence, "Мои дэти".
Because of "дэти" is a plural, does it mean that the 1st subject ("Мои") should be in plural too? or That's depending on whose the one saying it in the first place? :D
More Duolingo random words. When was this word introduced and defined? They just throw it out there and we guess what they mean. What crap!
If you click on the word a definition is provided, this is their way of introducing the words to you, as they would be used