I can't fully vouch that the computer voice is accurate, but Russian does change its vowel sounds when they are unstressed. The "o" won't sound like a normal Russian "o" because it is unstressed - it should sound more like "a" here.
I wrote "here is the bicycle", and the answer was wrong, why is that? The right answer given was "here is the bike" or "here is a bicycle". I didn't understand.
"a" or "the", "bike" or "bicycle" are all correct. If Duo didn't accept it then it needs to be reported so that eventually all the possible right answers can be added by the moderators.
вот is for "here is" when you give someone something - here is your room, here is your key, here is your flak jacket. здесь is to say something about the current location "here" - here is a bank, the police are here. There is no transaction implied.
Thanks. Until now I always thought these sentences with вот were just about location. I'm finding it hard to learn the nuances without some contextual dialogue or usage notes for the vocabulary, but it's nothing to stress or complain about I guess.
On an Android device, you should be able to download a free Russian version of Google keyboard (with the original Google keyboard, of course).
I always wear a top hat and coat with tails when I ride my velocipede.
Can someone tell me why "a" is so important? I always forget to add it, and it makes sentense all wrong.
In English we make a difference between a specific thing and a general thing. "the" means the thing is specific - we have just talked about it, or it is unique or there may be many but we are interested in this particular one. "a" means the thing is general - I have never seen it before, or it is just one in a group, there may be many and it doesn't matter which one. Russian works fine without "a" and "the". It is just a necessary part of grammar in English.
I put bicycle and it marked me wrong!!! Duolingo is low-key made by siri i swear! J.k.
I keep spelling bicycle wrong in English (as bycicle) which is why I got it wrong
I cannot figure out how to write in Russian using the Roman Alphabet. Why doesn't Duolingo do a little window with the Russian letters like they do with the special Spanish letters. It almost turned my off Russian on this site.
I have the same frustration and it means I cannot complete certain sections and move on with my learning.
Hahha I keep messing up here and there.
Вот "Vuut" = here. Там "Tum" = there.
I did write it down exactly like it was shown in the solution but it was wrong. I dont know what i did wrong there