"У меня дома есть змея."

Translation:I have a snake at my house.

November 4, 2015



Does this explicitly mean I have a snake? Or could a possible translation be "There is a snake at my house"?

November 26, 2015


I would say "there is a snake in my house" as "у меня в доме змея" or "ко мне в дом заползла змея" ("a snake has crawled/gotten into my house"). To me (a native speaker), "у меня ... есть..." implies ownership and not just that a snake happened to have been or appeared there.

April 13, 2017


I put "there is a snake at my house." It was marked wrong.

February 23, 2019


So did I

April 4, 2019


"at my house there is a snake" was accepted

February 28, 2019


I think that also works.

November 28, 2015


Why is "my house has a snake" wrong?

January 18, 2016


Who has a snake? I do, not my house. So, the subject is me.

February 8, 2016


Can't house refer to household... or something like that, making this correct? And why can't houses have snakes?

September 27, 2016


Seems that is the case in both languages: "house (building), home, family, household." https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BC#Russian

May 14, 2017


"My house has a snake" in English would make sense in meaning "I have a snake at my house." Granted, it's mostly something that's implied, but it would still make perfect sense to most English speakers.

June 6, 2017


"My house has a snake" is at least borderline acceptable in US English too, and is the most literal translation possible. It's a language class, so this SHOULD be accepted!

June 7, 2018


Yes, just like "my house has termites" would also make perfect sense, being a common problem.

May 1, 2018


Couldn't I say "I have a snake at home"?

November 4, 2015


yes you can

November 4, 2015


Thanks! It counted me wrong so I wanted to make sure. ^^

November 5, 2015


It counted me wrong as well

April 4, 2019


Why not there is a snake in my house?

January 7, 2016


в isn't used. Also, дома means "at home", not "in home".

January 7, 2016


What is wrong with «I have a snake at my home»?

January 23, 2017


I think that would be "У меня есть змея в моя доме." But not sure :)

June 26, 2018


"I have a snake in my home." Is marked incorrect.

February 5, 2016


Why not змия? why use "e" instead of "и"?

February 26, 2016


In modern Russian language uses "змея". In old Russian used "змий"

March 5, 2016


Is "дома" here the genitive case of the noun дом, or is it the adverb дома?

April 11, 2016


TheHockeyist pointed out it is "at home", the adverb. Genitive on 'house' means the snake belongs to the house (у моего дома есть змея). Genitive is present, blueredcat: меня is genitive of я so you know the snake belongs to 'first person singular'.

July 2, 2016


Yes, I would like to know this too. I assume GEN. But do we need GEN here?

June 17, 2016


If you wanted to say "My house" has something, would you say "У моего дома есть..."? I was confused at first since it almost looked like "меня" was modifying "дома".

October 4, 2016


Yes, sometimes you can omit the есть, too. For instance, my house has a chimney // у моего дома есть дымоход (or труба); or, my house has two windows // У моего дома два окна.

April 10, 2017


That's what I thought too, thanks for pointing this out.

August 11, 2017


Russians are CRAZY! They have bears and snakes right at their houses

May 15, 2018


Why is not дома at the end of the sentence, like most languages do?

February 7, 2016


У меня есть змея дома is not the most natural way to form a sentence like this. You would be understood and the meaning would be the same, but you would also be putting a slight emphasis on the fact that the snake is at home and not somewhere else.

Personally, I'd say у меня дома есть... 100% of the time -- native speaker here.

April 10, 2017


Semi-serious question: why doesn't this trandlate to "I have a house in a snake"?

April 8, 2017


Okay i get why this is confusing me lol. I keep thinking in terms of transliteration, i.e. "I have at my house there is a snake", when this sentence is closer to "There is a snake at my house."

Or does У меня not apply to дома but rather дома's just thrown in the middle for no reason?

Why not "У меня змея дома"?

April 8, 2017


Literally it's something like "with me at home there is a snake" - i.e. I have a snake at home.

У меня змея дома - sticking my neck out as usual with word order questions, but to me this sounds like telling me where your snake is, rather than telling me what you have at home.

April 9, 2017


Why was "At my house there is a snake" marked incorrect?

April 26, 2018


hope its not venomous

January 31, 2019


when to use ест and есть?

March 16, 2017


ест = he/she/it eats есть = 1. to eat 2. he/she/it is (usually missed)

July 12, 2017


Why "I have a snake at my home" is wrong'?

July 20, 2017


I tried "at my house there is a snake.' DL said the correct answer was "At my house I've a snake," which sounds awkward to me.

August 6, 2017


'At my house I've a snake': Strictly speaking you cannot use an abbreviation for 'have' when it is a full verb meaning possession. Thus, the correct sentence would be: 'At my house I have a snake.'

August 21, 2017


I used, "At my home, I have a snake", but Duo suggests the right answer as, "At my house, I have a snake". Is this an error? Thanks!

October 18, 2017


It also doesn't accept, "I have a snake at my home", instead suggests the right answer as "I have a snake at my house".

So 'home' & 'house' are different?

October 18, 2017


does it work for hook-up?

June 29, 2018


How can I know if it's my house or my home? I thought it would mean something like ,,There are snakes in my home". Home like the area I live in... Like that I was in a foreign country and tell the others that where I live, there are snakes. I don't know, perhaps it's just because I'm not a native english speaker...

December 28, 2018



March 27, 2019


why isn't the snake змеу or змею? It not the main object.

April 6, 2019


In English it is the object but in Russian it is more like the subject. The sentence literally translates to “there is a snake at me at my house”

April 7, 2019


This totally ❤❤❤❤❤❤ threw me off.

April 27, 2019


I put "My house has a snake." and was marked wrong.

May 21, 2019


А змея пьёт моё молоко

May 28, 2019
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