I hardly think so. If you want to mention "the sweater" you'd say "Да, этот тот свитер" or even "Да, это тот самый свитер" or something else.
But in some particular cases you can say just "да, ЭТО свитер" meaning "the sweater" (with intonationally stressed ЭТО) :)
- Дорогой, ты не видел мой новый свитер? (Honey, haven’t you seen my new sweater?)
- Нет, но наша собака играет с новой тряпкой. (No, but our dog's playing with some new cloth.)
- Дай-ка посмотреть... Да, это свитер... :( (Oh, let me see. Yes, this is the sweater.)
"Да, этот тот свитер" = "Yes, this (adj.) that (adj.) sweater."
I don't think that's correct.
No, that would be the accusative case if you used the and we're not on that yet so just try a for now.
There is no case changing here :) And by the way the accusative and the nominative cases of "свитер" coincide :)
Could this ever mean, "Yes, this sweater" (as in confirming that you are talking about a specific sweater)?
i believe that would not be proper grammar although it is in other countries so just go with this is a sweater right now.
Or just search any word in russian
I typed 'Yes, this is my sweater' and was marked wrong. May I know how to indicate possession ('my sweater') in this case?
As opposed to what? you can't really leave the article out of this sentence in English, so you have to add either "a" or "the".
hello, I am making the tree again from the very beginning to see what I have misunderstood. and I have the first question : i translated YES, THIS SWEATER, but it should have been : yes, this IS a sweater. . Now my question is : how do I say, yes, this sweater ( if the salesman asks me what i want ) ?
Hi, can anyone tell me what the difference (in Russian) is between between "this is the sweater" and "this is a sweater"?
Can't seem to understand the difference.
Here's the problem: in most slavic languages, Russian included, there is no difference, because there is no word for either of them. In fact, ESL learners from Slavic languages often have difficulty learning when to use either correctly.