"У папы есть масло."

Translation:Dad has butter.

November 4, 2015

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jacques1981

For those unable to remember the difference between "ест" and "есть", try this. "Есть" HAS a "ь", but "ест", does not be cause he EATS it.

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/serbioski
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Silly and useful, my kind of advice.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Diane61185

Thank you for this. I'm really struggling with this one.

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Royal1223
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Great!

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mathcore
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мясо: meat, but... масло: butter/oil.
oi vey. gotta be careful with these.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrmcfeffers

That's my favorite exclamation, my mom and grandma always use it, Oi vey.

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom441724

Why is this not in the genitive form масла?

December 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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"Масло" is the subject of the sentence, hence in nominative. Genitive is used when you have no butter.

December 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Aleksandar_

"Dad has the butter" not accepted?

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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This is closer to "Масло у папы". We tend to put the "definite" things first. See also https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11564662

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NerysGhemor

You should report that, I think.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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Wait, ‘butter’ and ‘oil’ are the same word?...

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bright_flash
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Yes. :) But keep in mind that the English word oil also means a petroleum-based liquid which is translated as нефть to Russian.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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So how do you tell apart northern and southern Europe?

November 5, 2015

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You specify what kind of oil, for example "olive oil" is оливковое масло.

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-russian/olive%20oil

You can also specify butter made from cream as сливочное масло. http://dictionary.reverso.net/russian-english/%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B5

May 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flint72
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So here

"Father has some butter"

was not accepted, and

"Father has got butter"

was suggested as a translation, when it the previous lesson it wouldn't accept

"У женщины есть молоко = The woman has got milk"

for me :( .

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Every time when your obviously correct answer is not accepted, don't get discouraged. Instead, smile and remind yourself that you are actually helping to improve the course by sending reports :-)

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nickmarks10

масло and масла sound the same to me. Are they supposed to be pronounced different?

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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In singular nom/gen there propably isn't that much difference, since the stress is on the firs syllable. Both a and o are reduced, and although the resulting vowel isn't exactly the same, it's very close (and I suspec in some cases is the same). In plural nom/acc the stress is on the second syllable, which means the first a is reduced instead of the second.

Jonestly Russian could use some more endings for the cases :D

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/italianzzaj

It seems that the genitive form nouns look like Russian plurals, but are not. Given the sentience У папы есть масло What would be the plural of this sentience?

April 4, 2016

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The singular genitive form looks like the plural nominative form. The semicolon won't let me get you to the exact page but type in папы and enter for the table. There is a genitive plural form: пап. http://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/morph.cgi?flags=endnnnnproot=configword=%EF%E0%EF%FB

May 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MountedDragoon

What, like in his medicine cabinet?

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TaylorShai

Giggity

July 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nikolaj493380

TheHoloSeraph I do not know say it in english so I will say(write) it in Slovak language: Keď je o neprízvučné (to znamená že prízvuk je niekde inde ako na o) tak sa číta skoro ako a

January 3, 2019
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