"Here is my phone."

Translation:Вот мой телефон.

November 4, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbuDhabi6

Why not, "Здесь мой телефон"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elarue53078

This sentence is more like, "There's my telephone here" (awkward construction, but that's basically it). In saying, "Here is my phone," it's more like you're presenting it, which is what "вот" is for.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sineyen

I have the same question :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tenhobi

What is the difference between вот and тут? Why is "тут мой телефон" incorect? :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bright_flash

Learn more on differences of здесь and вот here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11464230 Тут means the same as здесь, but здесь can be used anywhere, in everyday speech, literature or news, while тут is used mainly in everyday speech.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePatrician

Can someone explain the differences between the various ways to say "my"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkCurtis9

The word for "my" changes to match the gender and number of the noun it's describing. In the nominative (subject) case, the different forms are: мой (for masculine nouns); моя (feminine); моё (neuter); and мои (plural). There are other forms for the other cases, but you'll pick those up as you go through the course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isombard_505

Thanks! Im screenshotting this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolong143

Good point there dude,but how can you tell which is feminine,masculine or neuter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkCurtis9

Nouns ending in "а" or "я" are feminine; nouns ending in "о" or "е" neuter; those ending in a consonant are masculine. (There are exceptions, such as "папа", which is masculine for obvious reasons.)

Nouns ending in a soft sign "ь" can be either masculine or feminine. Mostly you just have to learn these individually.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Justin811529

Where we expected to learn the differences of word forms yet? I believe my keyboard doesn't know the 'и' with the accent mark and I was incorrect for using it without the mark. It seems we've skipped way ahead, or did I miss something? Is there an easy and quick way to learn it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pouletfritescc

I have the same problem! Edit: ahhhh found it. It s actually on the russian keybord, and not as a variant of и. Top left: Йцуке.....etc


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Science_Yay

why isnt вот мои телефон "correct with typo"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen326184

Мои is the plural form. телефон is singular/masculine so it uses мой


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kabzus
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You should write "МоЙ телефон".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shalom180

Why isn't it 《Вот моё телефон》?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen326184

Моё is neuter form, телефон is singular/masculine so it uses мой


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uCpS5

Телефон ... why is мобилнис incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kabzus
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Мобильник - your spelling


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanEwseew

Probably the writers don't use that, maybe they are not from a city where people say мобилнис, because телефон is very widespread


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrevorQuip

Мой, masculine, Моя, feminine... it makes sense... idk how but for me it clicked the first time i saw it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elarue53078

I haven't tried this, but is the shortened "фон" correct in Russian the same way "phone" is correct in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

No, people won't get what you are talking about if you try this. "Фон" happened to exist as a different word in Russian (it means "background"), so it's never used as a shortening of "телефон".

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