"Это не мой велосипед."
Translation:This is not my bicycle.
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It sounds to me like the Russian "vyehlosiped" (spelled Roman phonetically at least) is a loanword from "velocipede," an archaic version of "bicycle."
I've found that learning the Cyrillic alphabet (fairly easy to do if you have a page like this (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/a5/8f/0da58faccdc782596c2bd7f15ba271d5.jpg) up alongside the lesson helps quite a bit, made even better if you write out the Cyrillic on a notebook, then translate the letters into Roman (English alphabet). Many of the Russian words in this opening lesson are almost exact to English or are very close (like "svityehr" to "sweater"). Works for me at least. I'd say give it a try.
So for me, the combination of writing out the word in a recognizable alphabet and comparing it to the Cyrillic, at least for me, makes it easier to remember both the word and begin to recognize the new alphabet. If that answers your question.
This unvoicing of consonants happens in German, also. Tag (day) is pronounced "tahk".
д at the end of the word it's pronounced t // г at the end of the word it's pronounced k // Б at the end of the word it's pronounced п // в at the end of the word it's pronounced ф // з at the end of the word it's pronounced с // щ at the end of the word it's pronounced ш
I think it would be amazing if I could practice typing the word with the proper spelling on the screen rather than relying on my limited memory of the spelling.
Not being sarcastic, the word bicycle is really holding me up. If I can see the letters as I type them in the order I need to type them, I'd do so much better.
If you haven't downloaded Google Keep, do that now. Make a note and build a cipher, like I did. The Russian language is exceptionally phonetic-everything sounds like it's spelled, for the most part. Every time you hear a word, repeat it multiple times and assign an English equivalent letter to the Russian letter it phonetically resembles the most. The Russian language has 33 alphabet letters, and some letters where its similar to an English letter, but a bit different. For example, the Russian э and е seem like Es on the surface, but one is pronounced like "Eh" and the other is pronounced more like "Yeh." That "Y" sound in the front is crucial. When you're taking Duolingo lessons, have no shame in moving between apps to reference the letters until you gradually start to remember them. I found downloading the Russian keyboard to my phone helped a ton, too. :) Now I share stupid English phrases, spelled with the Russian alphabet, and send them to my one Russian friend who is fluent in the language. :) Best of luck to you, DS. Dream!