Tssk. Even though this comment is so old I'm still going to reply. ;v; :Russia is sitting on Canada:
I'm not saying Canada doesn't exist, but I've never seen convincing proof that it's actually there...
Here's a pronounciation tip that helps for double consonants at the beginning of the word...мне, для, где. Instead of saying the two letters one after another, guh dye (which does make it sound like two syllables), start the word with your tongue position already of the first letter. I find that it makes the words blend together easier because the first letter is shorter. I hope that makes sense
As far as I know, they are interchangeable: "Где Канада?"="Канада где?". Trough I do not live in a Russian speaking country. ☺
The grammatically correct way is "Где Канада?", but you would still be understood if you said "Канада где?" It's like asking "Canada is where?" instead of "Where is Canada?"
Is где one syllable or two? The TTS uses two, but I think I've heard one other places.
Thanks for the link! Maybe I'm just trying to make the г be a little less prominent, because all those have it pretty clearly.
The number of syllables in a Russian word is equal to the number of vowels, FYI.
One. If you struggle with the pronunciation, I've read elsewhere that if you drop the г and just pronounce it as де nobody will notice. If that's true or not I don't know, I've never tried it.
We will probably not notice if you pronounce есть as /есь/ in fast speech. Де is more noticeable. Imagine the difference between "a big dog" and "a biddog"
It's not me, it's the TTS. Next time I get this sentence I'll report it. If you listen, it has the г as a separate syllable.
Oh no. It seems we have lost the second largest country on the planet. Where could it be?
Where is the Canada is correct i think.. Canada is a noun and a place so using The is not wrong.. correct me or correct it..
Countries don't have 'the' unless the country has a political title in its name or the name has a plural. E.g. The United States of America, The Bahamas or the Netherlands. Canada is just Canada.
No India? When I love the country? Never mind, I have my dictionary. P.S if you're wondering why I'm doing Basics in Level 9, it's because I'm strengthening it. All the answers were correct.