"Мама, Дима медик."

Translation:Mom, Dima is a medic.

November 4, 2015

252 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Claindelune

So I'm guessing Russian doesn't use words in English such is "is" and "am"? A literal translation would be "Mother, Dima medic/doctor?"

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Samiwise
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Yes,Ukrainian too

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jjanzen1

<3 ukraine!

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/moret862701

me too :)

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisGiofreda

Ukraine not weak! I take your little board and smash!

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aebleskiver59
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Yeah, we're playin' a game here, pal.

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ftay98
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Not for the present tense.

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mjetkost
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Yeah. In the present, it can be omitted. In past tense, it is used as you'll undoubtedly find out in the later lessons.

(I can't remember if Russian has explicit future tense...)

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChikNuggets

What do you mean? "is" is as present as a word can possibly be.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Agent187
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"to be" (the infinitive of "is") has 3 (technically 2) forms based on tense. Present -> am, is, are. Past -> was, were. Future -> will be.

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ines_guinness

Very interesting indeed.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TbCH8

The intonation is not right.

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/maryamfard1
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Msny languages are like that..turkish arabic

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrepdo

yeah, living and learning...

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mahdi748312

What a mess

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchcat101

I am a Russian doctor (physician). It's not such thing as a medic. It is a slang. I never use this term in official conversation only with a friends

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
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While I agree with you that a better term might be something like Врач, I think the goal of a Duolingo course is to teach a language as it is spoken.

Duolingo is not trying to teach us how to speak in a formal business setting.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/astrid__vegan__

It would be better if we learned both versions don't you think?

November 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mabel1199
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but duo usually has a lesson in professions/work and i think the more professional term would be taught there

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EdvKz
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the Russians will say "Мне нужен врач" rather than "Мне нужен медик." but they can say "Тут есть медик?" or for example "Он/она медик?"

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/maryamfard1
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Does medic here mean a doctor?

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/flyracer
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Thank you, you are a very good doctor!

November 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ttyieu
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Is that pause between 'Dima' and 'medic' really supposed to be that long? It sounds more like "Mom, Dima, [and a] medic".

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EdvKz
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In normal conversational speech there would be no pauses. May be between "Mama" and "Dima". But not necessarily.

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
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If that was the case, you would also hear the conjunction for the word "and" - «И».

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Boy-Santhos

Could you explain that a bit more, I don't get that to be honest. Cause I've interpreted as if we had to write 3 separate words. How could I have know that it was "Dima is a medic"?

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
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Sorry, I think I left the formatting a little unclear.

Basically, if you are listing three things then you would typically have the conjunction "and" before the last item in the list, right? "Hannah, Jerry, AND Mom".

If it was a list of three things in Russian then, you should have heard the conjunction for 'and' before the last item. The conjunction for and is "И".

Knowing to write 'is a' would obviously be something still hard to come up with without knowing it beforehand, but it is possible to definitely know that it wasn't a list :')

December 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kmajaa
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I thought it was an introduction "Dima - mum, mum - Dima, the medic".

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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It could alternatively be interpreted as "Mom is Dima, medic," if both pauses were the same length.

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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I think they are trying to articulate it for ease of learning. In normal speech there would be short pause between first two words, and no pause between last two.

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BradenEngus

When do I get to learn CS:GO phrases lmao

May 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Vasya_Pupkin4000

Are there a lot of Russian speaking players playing this game with you?

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DavisHerre
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If you live in europe every online game has lots of Russians

September 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marnix_IxD
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It would be great if we there could be a guide to how to use the cyrillic keyboard, I mean reading it is quite easy after a while but the search for the right keys is so dreadful. In the Spanish course there are quick keys for the special letters used. Since the entire cyrillic alphabet is "special" i do wish to learn how to type it.

It would be nice if there was a way to convert one keyboard to another: say my keyboard is US > convert to cyrillic and it shows an image of which cyrillic letter is behind each key.

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/torg
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I installed a phonetic American Russian keyboard on my system. I found it easy to remember where each key is, for instance, a becomes а, b becomes б, c becomes ц and d becomes д. Some keys must still be memorized though. Also, it's annoying having to switch between keyboard modes all the time.

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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I’ve been doing it for 20 years almost. It’s not that big of a deal. Though it happens sometimes I start to type in a wrong language, even though I type blind both in Russian and English, sometimes I’m not paying attention, I guess. It’s worse when I’m on my Japanese IME and start to type in Hiragana gibberish. :)

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Marnix_IxD
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Thanks i installed the regular russian keyboard, im sure the phonetic one will help me a great deal.

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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It may, but it would be hard to re-learn the regular one later if one needs it. Let’s say you’re on holiday in Russia and have to use a computer terminal at an internet cafe somewhere. You would be lost. :)

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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theUg is right. If you already are using a standard Russian keyboard to some degree it would moving backwards to start using a phonetic system.

If you are going to learn one or the other, you might as well learn the standard, universal system. It took me about three weeks at a few minutes effort several times a day to learn to touch type the Russian keyboard.

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Deutschland787
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(groans)

November 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lord_Bacon03

yes'nt

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PanBerbelek

I installed normal cyrillic keyboard, printed an imamage of keyboard layout and put it in front of my keyboard. I hope it'll work :)

November 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Regis717575

I bought online a silicon base keyboard 'mask' with the Cyrillic keyboard. it is very usefull.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pulverkuss
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I've been using a cheat sheet written on an index card with each English letter with it's Cyrillic counterpart. This way I can just type in the anglicised spelling in the app. I'm learning the pronunciation with the reading and spelling. Because, yeah, it's a real pain to have to switch keyboards all the time.

I wish they'd give the anglicised spelling with the Cyrillic, or at least give us the option to turn such a feature on... :/

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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I'm not sure what the hassle with switching keyboards is. It is just a single click, two key combo, short cut.

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ceflesch
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I have been using this link to type things in Russian and then bring them here!!! http://masterrussian.com/russian_keyboard.shtml

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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maybe it's a bit farfetched, but I've written "Mom, Dima's a medic" (technically the same), but it was counted wrong.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew.Smith6

Report it. They'll add it as a correct translation. It's still early in beta, so there are bound to be some correct translations that haven't been accounted for.

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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Duo is always a little weak on contractions.

However, in written form, using an apostrophe + s after a name usually invokes possession. It can be distracting to use it for a contraction. Not sure if there is a grammar rule that prevents it but I would say that since it can be distracting it is probably poor style to use it that way.

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LeviKane1
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That's only true if the next word is a noun, not if the next word is "a," "an," or "the."

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mjetkost
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I'd say it's "poor style" simply because contractions are ambiguous. For example "Dima's a medic" could also be the contraction "Dima was a medic", so in the context of learning another language it might be better to just use the regular form. A bit of a matter of taste, though.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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I know :P

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Boseous

Is it just me or does Russian already seem curt?

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Abdullah_Ramadan
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Well, I ma trying to type this dash but I can't.How could I type it ?

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KrICEtON

It can be just a minus mark (-).

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan614949

What does the dash even mean?

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KrICEtON

The dash in Russion is "is" ("это") :)
An apple is a fruit = Яблоко это фрукт = Яблоко — фрукт.

February 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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As an advanced option, there’s such thing as Ilya Birman’s typography layout. He has it for English and for Russian. It replaces your regular keyboard layouts.

It was developed for designers, typesetters etc. A real easy way to add special characters such as actual quotation marks (“‘’” «„“»), dashes (note that M-, N-dashes, regular dash and minus sign are all different characters: — ­- - −), and other miscellaneous stuff (… ° © × € ® ™ £ ↓↑ ←→ ∞ ≠ ± ¢ ½ ⅓ ¼ and so forth).

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aguadopd

On android try long-pressing the short dash: - ·_—

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgan272862

Hold down alt + 0151. So type 0151 on the number pad while holding down alt. It is called an "em dash".
In a word processor you can do alt+ctrl+ - (on the number pad)

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/langlearnerZeke

I'm not getting this whole 'switch to cyrillic thing" button. whether i click on it or not, it types in latin script

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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The button is for reading, not typing. To type in Cyrillic, you need to change settings on your own computer.

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo

Did you install a Russian keyboard on your computer? Duolingo can't override your computer

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mobeeken

Dear langlearnerZeke, I copied the Russian keyboard onto paper but it doesn't work out. I've got a feeling that we have to use our alphabet for now. (I could be wrong). PS. How do I get a British Flag on here?

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo

You can't get a British flag on here. Duolingo is an American company that teaches American English. You can read many debates about it in the forum.

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/langlearnerZeke

yeah, but the spanish course says it teahces Latin american spanish, and the guy who made duolingo is latin american but the course's flag is the spanish one

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo

This really is not the place for this discussion but I will say this: No Latin American flag is as easily recognizable as Spain's. Again, you can find a ton of information about all this on the forums.

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaSvdr
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A Latin American flag...sorry, but that doesn't exist due to the fact that there is no country called Latin American. We speak Spanish, that's why the Spanish flag is used.

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/langlearnerZeke

They could use the Mexican flag. And btw, there actually is a Latin American flag: look up the Flag of the Hispanicity.

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jorgegopp
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I am from Argentina, a latinamerican country, the language is Spanish (Español Castellano), doesn't exist a language that called "latinamerican Spanish", in same cases, the people's refer to this like an dialect (español neutro) but latinamerican is very big and in wich country we have different dialects. For example the Spanish of Mexico have different words and sounds different than a Spanish of Argentina or Paraguay.

The reason that the flag of latinamerican is not in the course is that does not exist this flag And If you say that the mexico's Flag is the latinamerican flag you are laying because is the same that you put the flag of New Zeland in English of Oceania

For all that, the flag of Spanish course is the flag of Spain the country that create the language and distribute to the world

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

The Mexican flag might be mistaken with the Italian flag (that's one explanation for it that I've heard)

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bilb0sWag1ns

Ok so when I am saying Dmitry must I use Dima?

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/arracachaco
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Dmitry is the name and Dima is the nickname ... is like if your name is William but everyone calls you Bill

December 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alinux7

Why there is a '—' between 'Дима' and 'медик'?

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wurlybird9
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So many possible phrasings. Why can't it be, "Mom, this is Dima the medic." It sounds like Dima is being introduced to her. We lack context.

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mobeeken

I'm just starting out on Russian and I thought I'd be really clever and do each section through in English then in Russian. What a Wally! I'm trying to run before I can walk. I'll put my Russian keyboard away for the time being.

I see already that the structure of Russian is very different to English ie a dash translates as "is a"

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikkelSBugge

While I am a very big fan of Duolingo, Memrise has an incredible "beginner's" for Russian learners. You start by learning to pronounce and get to know the letters in cyrillic in a very fluid way. That way I can learn Russian with cyrillic here!

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amala-la

Thanks!

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/statenyoung

This is a supplement for me as well. I use Rosetta Stone for my core learning as it teaches each letter/sound. I also get live tutoring sessions with a native Russian speaker.

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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I’ve found Duolingo a lot more effective than RS. I tried using RS v.3 for Spanish, but even though I was crossing those topics off like mad, it didn’t really help much save for some vocabulary (granted, I already had a head start by learning on the street).

It doesn’t give any grammar or identify patterns, you are supposed to pick it up on your own, but that’s not how real immersion works. If I am in a foreign land, first thing I learn is the question “How do you say ____ ?”, and I constantly clarify grammatical points with native speakers.

At least Duolingo gives you notes on web lessons (wish they were in an app too), and you can ask questions in comments. And so I’ve been getting patterns recognition automated a lot faster here than I ever could in RS.

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RylieMcdon
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For anyone that is confused on the Russian keyboard or is struggling with the standard layout, here is a phonetic one: https://vkreynin.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/russian-phonetic-keyboard/ It corresponds to QWERTY as close as the sounds are so, I > И , B > Б etc.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amala-la

If it helps anyone - the one mentioned above, corresponds to both the 'Russian' and 'Russian - PC' keyboards on a Mac (as opposed to 'Russian - Phoentic'): https://vkreynin.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/russian-phonetic-keyboard/an.typeit.org/

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slipmp
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Why there is a big hyphen after Дима ?

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amala-la

It explains it here - after Hyphenation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_orthography

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bjgough

The long dash is actually how this is written in Russian....? I don't get it. That dash hasn't been introduced in the course up to this point... so I have no idea what it represents.

Regarding the explanatory link, it has this to say: The hyphen is put between components of a word, and the em-dash to separate words in a sentence, in particular to mark longer appositions or qualifications that in English would typically be put in parentheses... So "Mama, Dima (medic)" ?

January 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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Read the notes for the lesson on the web version of Duolingo.

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielGrif778156

ty

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/amala-la

If you want to type the long dash (em dash) the keyboard shortcut is option/alt + shift + hyphen

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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I tried that on my keyboard and it wouldn't work, but if I press

Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen

it does, with both the English keyboard and the Russian one I'm using. So, if amala-la's shortcut doesn't work for you, you may want to try it.

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/its.syyy

so if i ever see a - that means is a?

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ViticellaV
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I believe it can also mean "and"

March 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/yadwinder_gadari

What's the meaning of that dash ?

April 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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it's the copula, here it replaces an unnecessary "is"

April 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/davidsfraser

I am a bit confused with the "e" pronunciation - should it not be more of a "ye" sound - so "m-ye-dik"??? Can't hear it at all in the translation...

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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"Е" doesn't sound as "ye" when it is preceded by a consonant. Instead it is pronounced like "e" in "net" while the preceding consonant usually becomes palatalised (with the exception of some loan words, especially more modern ones like "компьютер" or "менеджер", where the consonant stays unpalatalised).

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/davidsfraser

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the response :)

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sue3483

What is medic? Never heard of it.....

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesD.S1

since there is no I in Russian and should be switched to и what is everyone else using? as it says I am incorrect

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganB19

Your computer/labtop should have a language setting where you can change the language & keyboard configuration for the language you are typing in. It is then helpful to purchase stickers for your keys that are in both English letters & the letters of the secondary language as their keyboard placement is not always what you would expect! :)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Polyglot_Hanka

How about copy and pasting it (from a previous example of it, or even from some translator like google)?

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Anoujka
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I answered "...Dima is the medic" rather than "...a medic." Why is it wrong and what does correct look like?

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Roman.90

Well, there is a rule about using of indefinite article: the indefinite article uses when we want to talk about professions, for example: I am a teacher, He is a medic, She is a waitress. That's it :) It's just a rule )

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alikhashar
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Why not Mother Dima is the medic

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Madame-patate

xD Because there is a coma and because Dima is short for Dmitri which is a boy's name. But you made my day !

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alikhashar
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Sorry I did not express myself very well. Mom, Dima is The medic. My question was actually more about the possibility to put "the" instead of a. Thanks

January 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Madame-patate

Mmh, well Russians express this difference using the way they turn the sentence. So I'm not at all sure about what I'll say... But maybe it could be, "Мама, медик - Дима"

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Roman.90

Well, I am russian (from Siberia), and... I think, this sentense is pretty weird (a little) :-) But, of cource, it gives a good opportunity to look at language from different sides (imho). When I tried to hear this sound of the sentense, I felt some difficulty...)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisCarte891890

I have read this forums and here are one of many fixes you can use. If you have a android you can simply download the Russian qwerty keyboard on your phone and change between the two by sliding the space bar. The is a program on the windows list of program so the keys on your computer will type in Russian. Iphone I do not know if you can just get the keyboard or you have to set the language to Russian.

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Daryl_Wilson

so there are no articles in this language? (the, an a)

November 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelChena07
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Genial! En ruso simplifica bastante las palabras.

Mamá, Dina es una médico (español) Mamá, Dina - médico (ruso)

Pero aún así en ruso es una frase completa :)

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ezgi.t0

What is this "—" symbol is used for?

December 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CandyWrapper156

It is to indicate dialog.

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LENA.RUSSIA

So the correct answer is Mom, Dima is a medic.

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RickAstley_

why is there a hyphen next to дима ? Please explain i dont understand

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeBurns0
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I think the russian is more introductory, as in Mom this is Dima, a medic.

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

sorry. What word means "Is" in the sentence?!

March 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RenanContente

didnt understand. if I say Дима медик is the to be verb implied?

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/papulaattori

"Mother, Dima is a doctor" was wrong since they were after "a medic". Could "doctor" be added an alternative right solution?

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Anas276
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why "—" is used, is it to explain or what?

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ULRICHSCHL4

I learnt "врач"

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Antoine393166

how do I find the russian letters using my regular computer keyboard?

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PierreSton2

Does a dash really mean "is a" in Russian??

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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It doesn't mean "is a", it merely replaces it, to make it visually more clear that it's not just two random nouns placed together.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MrMagedon17

Kinda weird the audio. It doesnt sound very correct

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperNika

Привет Дуолинго

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Solanshone

This one was really annoying. Why is "is a medic" the only correct variant when it can easily be "the medic"???

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SelinAlper

I didn't write 'a' so Duo said you must write 'a'. For me, there is no 'a' in this Russian sentence. Can someone tell me!?

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shivamv_1996

I am little bit confused that where is the word 'a' ?

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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What do you mean?

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PcAiden
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творительный падеж

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MintyPastaLearns

No articles. Interesting. Anna doctor. Me. Teacher. How interesting!

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/northernalberta

Yes, it seems very caveman-ish. But then you get in to how they subtlely change the spelling of words depending on their context (genitive, accusative, etc) and that’s when their language gets really complicated!

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KimACRowden
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What's the dash for? Why isn't there a comma after Mom in the DL answer? Very confusing for someone who knows zero Russian

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/4vtR8

Мама Дима медик? Че за хрень. Мама ДимЫ медик.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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Речь не о маме Димы, а о маме того, кто говорит, - ей сообщают, что Дима - медик.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/woskanyank

Смотри на знаки препинания!

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WXiw6
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Почему А Дима является медиком, какого а сюда засовывают?

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alan317881

Very ambiguous

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rrs772
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Дима - медик, мама! Also correct

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ManlyEmerald

Is медик also used in place of doctor or just medic?

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mindy309275

You have got to pick one on the punctuation. More often than not, it doesn't care if you leave out a comma or period. Then all of a sudden, it does.

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cristi_Here
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Where is the verb in this sentence? And what about the others?

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mjetkost
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Just to clarify, does 'медик' mean primarily a medical doctor, although it is a more general term? Then to specify a physician, you might use 'лекарь', but more commonly you'd just say 'доктор' (just like in English). Correct?

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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"Медик" is not primarily a medical doctor. It's a more general term and it's used as such. (In fact if someone said "Дима - медик", I would assume Dima is probably not a doctor, otherwise they would've just said so)

"Лекарь" is an outdated word. It's not used in everyday speech, unless you are trying to be a poetic or talking amout some kind of non-conventional medicine. The meaning is closer to "a healer" rather than "a physician".

"Доктор" is the same as "doctor" including non-medical doctors.

The most common word for a medical doctor is "врач".

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mjetkost
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Thank you!

What would you assume Dima is from "Дима - медик"? A nurse? Ambulance driver? Laboratory assistant? Combat medic?

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLivingFlame

Why not put ето instead of the hyphen

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hassan927589

Mama is an english word so why doesn't duo accept it?

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob754961

I am typing it correctly, but it keeps saying incorrect, and then showing me the correct answer as the exact way that I typed it. Frustrating.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert41947

The - is very misleading lol

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ghostieeh

I put "mom, this is dina, a medic" which was wrong.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin94258

I didnt understand what does the dash mean?

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bella934014

I wrote this perfectly (with correct punctuation and capitalisation etc.), along with others, but it came up wrong. Has this happened to anyone else?

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bella934014

Oh i just realised i was meant to be typing in Russian haha oh well.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedSmag

This exam had a problem, because they dont write "is" that i put in translation

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nicksei
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What is a medic? Paramedic or a doctor?

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cahandar6

E

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/yloq10

Мне одной показалось не медик, а педик)

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tiger278556

Only thing i missed was a coma

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dianna857933

So basically we just skip a bunch of non essential liitle words when speaking russian?... like im deeply comfused..

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tine295454

Russian is soo easy if you know another slavic lenguage

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tine295454

Russian is soo easy if you know other slavic lenguage

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/inkcat_studio

umm... i can not type cyrillic on a US keyboard? doing this from a chromebook.

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ULRICHSCHL4

There is a screen keyboard. You can put the Russian language in the menu of the key board in your computer and switch between the languages. This is what I do.

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DionisioMiguel

Not again! gaaah The above answer is exactly how I responded to "type what you hear". My answer: "Mama, дима - медик".

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/raypab
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please try to give explanation in English also along with those huge scary Russian scripts I am an amateur...

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Florian425461

TAKE OUT THE - ! Then I would have translated it right, like this i wrote: Mom, Dima - doctor.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Florian425461

TAKE THE - OUT! With the - I translated: Mom, Dima - doctor. Otherwise I would have been all right!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Florian425461

TAKE THE - OUT! With I translated: Mom, Dima - doctor.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WeifengLee

Its super annoying that only verbatim literal anmswers are accepted.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ULRICHSCHL4

You are right. And it is confusing for not native english speakers.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hombredelobo

Mum and Mom are the same word, it is annoying failing on this american colloquialism

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MeeraNair8

Russian is so tough!!

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbe427172

What the ❤❤❤❤❤ peines

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/frnandoh
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why "mama дима медик" was not accepted??

March 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/graceletbracelet

there is no keyboard!

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amala-la

try this online one: http://russian.typeit.org/

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ULRICHSCHL4

The audio vcery often is bad. Also it happens very ofgen that my answer is rejected although it is exactly the same as the indicated letter by letter..

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/3005953

lol I typed so fast that is why i messed up and i am russian...

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GrosCoqNoir

Where can I learn the alphabet ?

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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just switch between alphabets with the switch, or look it up on google images, it's quite simple

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/J.P.G.
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This sentence makes me think of an old lady with alzheimer's who constanly forgets everything about her sons...

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Polyglottal_stop

Lol my English brain heard this as a list of words, not a sentence and that's how I wrote it, and I got it right, haha.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Javier983251

yes because a medic is sort of a doctor

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanGlas2

hi

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/eclair192750

Да

May 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hk2019
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just because I typed Dima as dima it considered my answer as error

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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Some languages have rules about capitalization. Learning those rules is part of learning the language.

Duo will often let capitalization errors go by without comment. But peoples' names are always capitalized. Duo understands that you recognize Dima is a name if you capitalize it. If you don't do that the computer won't know if you just forgot to do it or didn't know it was someone's name.

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/coolshacker

Mom and Dima are the medic. - What's wrong?

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rawad_alfaqeeh

wow .. so no (Helping Verbs) at all ?

August 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarniKhalfina

Grammar error in here

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesVarne

Why does it show a dash between Dima and medic? What does the dash mean?

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RubenVela3

Why is the " — " considered "is a" ???

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/debiwebi

I was taught by another language program to use доктор, easy enough to remember. Also the em space (long hyphen) threw me off. Is доктор not appropriate?

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Deutschland787
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Дима Comes from Димитрий

October 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KendallAllison

Мама,дима-медик! - O-:) (-:)

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeldaej

Medic is almost spelt the same as medic in Russia in Russia you spell it medik and in English you spell it medic

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Celebi4ever
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What does mean "medic" ? Thanks.

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Szybkiwi
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Why is there a hyphen/dash?

January 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Shareida
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is it okay to say i dont understand anything please help. what does - mean?

February 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalinka448520

Mama, Dima is a medic.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FedeDuolin2

I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!

May 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pawel658562

A

May 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/s.abdullahqutb

I wrote: Mom, Dimitri is a medic.

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisEller3

I chose to learn the Russian Alphabet and I'm asked to translate words already! I was magically supposed to know the Russian word for "medic," without ever having been introduced to the word. I leave Duolingo and come back months later forgetting why I left. And now I remember.

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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I'm not sure how Duo can teach you a foreign language without creating situations where you make mistakes.

Now that you have seen how easy the question actually is you will undoubtedly remember the Russian word for medic with no difficulty, perhaps even for the rest of your life.

One exposure...remember for life...success. Thanks Duo.

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christina487432

Как интерфейс поменятьь

June 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TyLpC5

Mum, dima - medic

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariam776373

i speak russian and the way they wrote it down wasn't corrects so i'm not happy about that

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom450579

What's wrong with translating as "Mum, This is Dima - Medic"

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JayMiller557349

I typed Dima - Dema on accident and it said it was correct... this is faster than Rosetta by a mile but Audio/spellcheck seems questionable.

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kristof1011

"mother dima is a medic" is wrong .-. but "mom dima is a medic" is correct??

July 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MarlonAugu13

Mom == Mother... Why I've wrong?

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/yawuzbasko

Дыжы

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua434863

I typed the correct answer twice and it still told me I was wrong

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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Too bad you didn't show us exactly what you typed.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/carmenweim

Je suis rouge

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KMadvisor

Medic is not a common term in North American English. We might translate medic as medical technician--

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/alastar4

РІЕ

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheRedSult

How can i download Russian keyboard

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe580883

Only for the Mundial xD

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sylvanos87

why _ before medik

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shivnandan791758
  • this is used for is in russian
January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/koko-kocinski
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Ah

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mehdi170273

Good

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CourtneyHe341395

Don't put another thing or i Will sink in the comments

March 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KelKaroly

Dima is a medic but he doesn't even know what a house is.

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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He's a doctor, not a linguist.

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/veganpanda

I translated exactly what was there yet I was wrong??!!

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/akaluchish

i love this

February 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/seabass99

Thanks

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JJthewolfboy

I would say, this is weird, with the dash and all

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/phdmonster

Sorry, but using " - " instead of words is not exactly teaching the proper way of using a language...

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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It is if that is how Russians commonly do it.

May 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CandyWrapper156

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December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/horebin
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Medik, Rush B!!!

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Vera895269

Why no doctor

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gleb.n.makeev

я вопщето на Русский записавался

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cbuyfkbpfwbz

Мама, Дима — медик - not correct Мама Димы - медик or Мама, Дима-медики

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilua223

Можно сказать (мама и Дима - медики

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BulatBeyim

I'm a russian and i know, we don't say that. we are say Мама и Дима-медики

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
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«Мама и Дима — медики» — это совсем другое предложение. Здесь предложение такое: «Мама (обращение), Дима — медик (является медиком)».

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Deutschland787
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сказать по-Англиский пожауста

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexandradragon

hey I 'm Russian too . how old are you because I have some grandparents who don't have any people to talk to so if your interested they would love it :) ;)

January 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/IqCY8

Хобропдьо хахахааха я русский

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Manu-Dr
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Idiot sentence..

March 14, 2016
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