"This is not my bicycle."
Translation:Это не мой велосипед.
I wish Duolingo would show us what you just typed as well as the Cyrillic spelling.
What you need to do is go to your (android) phone/tablet settings and go to Keyboard: English QWERTY, and then go down the list and check the box by Russian as well, in order to type in Cyrillic characters (I guess thats all it accepts).
The word так does not belong in this sentence. You can say "Это не так" as a standalone phrase if you want to say "It (that) isn't true/so", or такой as an adjective if you want to emphasize that something is such a ____ thing/person (она такая хорошая учительница), but you would not use так in this context.
@PecheBaby - Это means "this is" or "it is" (like, "This is a car", or "This is your new room" or "It is a pretty river"). If you attach это directly to a noun, it acts like an adjective and changes accordingly, and in that case it means "This X" (Эта машина = "This car"; этот мальчик = "This boy").
Вот means "here is", or "this is" in the sense of "here is the key I was looking for!" or "this is the key I was looking for!" when you stumble upon it. It's also used in various idiomatic expressions.
I guess to demonstrate, imagine a tourist asks a friendly local to show him where the museum is, and the local resident says, "I'll take you there, it's just two blocks down the road and I'm going there anyway". And then they get there after several minutes and the local resident says, "Вот музей! Это очень исторический и красивый музей." (Here's [this is] the museum! It is a very historic and beautiful museum).
Hope this helps!
The word "не" is translated as "not," and is used before a verb to express negation of the verb (in Russian, the verb "to be" is ommitted in the present tense, such as in this sentence).
The word "нет" just means "no," which you would generally use before answering a question in the negative.
Hope that helped!
Thanks for that, 70marty! I ended up copying and pasting the answers (I had to get the question wrong first to be able to do this) into a note pad on my desktop, and then writing my Russian answers by copying and pasting back into Duo when asked!! Thanks! :)
How did you download the keyboard?
Hi Julie, see the responses above from 70marty, but what I did meanwhile was I had to skip the answer (which meant it was marked wrong) and then cut and paste the correct answer that I was given into another document (notepad), so I had the Russian letters - which I then cut and pasted back into Duolingo when prompted again. This was how I got over that keyboard issue. It's much easier on your mobile as you can just easily download the relevant keyboard.