It means that it's something of jenny's. Without it, it be "jenny is a plate".. Horror!
Correct; У [name] есть [noun.] is showing possession of an item. [name] есть [noun.] is saying they are the noun.
Can I ask what you mean by this (or someone else, I realise this is an old comment)? What is a genitive in this example, ie how would one use it after the "y"? Thanks!
Literally "By Jenny there is a plate." To say someone has something in Russian, you say it is by them or with them.
the correct pronunciation is тарёлка but in modern Russian almost no one uses ё to write, they use е for both sound "io" and for sound "ie" since the natives know the words and know what sound corresponds
I regularly check pronunciation with google translate or a learning russian website because i have suspected some were off. My intuition has usually been right and i get pronunciations closer to what i think it should be
More Russian names would make sense here. If I'm in Russia, I won't likely be talking about Jenny's plate. Just saying.
Jenny is here to teach you reading: a familiar name written in Cyrillic. Later on, there are Вера, Дима, Иван Иванович and so on :-)
What is the best way to remember this usage of "есть" as "has" instead of "eating"?
есть is the verb "to be" and the soft sign at the end of the word can remind you of a B. So: To Jenny there is a plate =Jenny has a plate.
Yeah, I already know about the soft sign, but that doesn't help me on how to separate it from the word that means to eat or is eating. But thanks for your input anyway ^^
I just discovered these comments and I'm so glad! Now i know i have a place to ask questions. The explanation of the use of the "y" was so helpful!
Isn't this the acusative??? What is from Jenny, the plate. So: У Дйенни есть тапелку?
Дженни is not declinable. Foreign names are treated differently depending on their type:
- Female names like Maria, Cinderella, Theresa (usually ending with "a") are declined like Russian female words.
- Male names like John, Tom, Alexander, Joseph, Michael (usually ending with a consonant) are declined like Russian male words.
- Female and male names like Jenny, Billy, Timothy, Mary (ending with Y), Ann, Elizabeth, Jane (female names ending with a consonant or a consonant sound) are not declined.
I wrote "The jenny has a plate", why is this wrong? And, could anybody explain to me how to differenciate -in Russian- between these senteces: 1- "The jenny has a plate" 2- "The jenny has the plate" 3- "A jenny has a plate" 4- "A jenny has the plate" These sentences have different meanings. How could I express that?
What is your native language? Jenny is a name, it does not require any article in English.
- Jenny has the plate = Тарелка у Дженни
- Jenny has a plate = У Дженни есть тарелка
Russian puts "known" things first and "new" things in the end.
Oh... an embarrassing mistake. I thought that they were talking about a goblin :D And yes, English isn't my mother tongue, and the name Jenny is not from my culture. Thank you very much!
I'm a little confused about using est, and est'. How do you differentiate between when one has something, and when one is eating something? I just noticed in this lesson that earlier " est " meant eating, and now in this context " est' " means she has a plate. So is that how to tell the two apart? When " est " is by itself, it means to eat, and if it has " ' " at the end, it means to have?
/Est/ is the verb to eat .. /est'/ is used here to express possession ( u menja est'..) it is the verb to be? True ?
"Jenny" is completely garbled for me to the point it isn't recognizable as such whatsoever unless I slow it down. Even after going on to later lessons and listening back, I still can't believe that's whats being said.
Why is this sentence in this course? I thought we learned this a long time ago? There is no accusative here.
It would be helpful to introduce names first or/and mark them as such. This is confusing.
I have heard the Russian name Jenny spelled like Джений and decided to type it like that as it stated it wrong. Is it required all Jenny's names are spelled like that instead of what I have written?
Why not тарелку? Is not тарелка the direct object of есть? Why not decline it in the accusative?
it is a possessive form. you should use next rules:
+: "У" + "Genitive Pronoun" + "есть" + "Nominative case noun". У меня есть тарелка; У тебя есть кошка; У нас есть стол
-: "У" + "Genitive Pronoun" + "нет" + "Genitive case noun" У меня нет тарелки; У тебя нет кошки; У нас нет стола
How is "jenny" pronounced in the sentence the was it is at the beggining when it starts with "Лж"