"Do you drink milk?"
Translation:Ты пьёшь молоко?
This question was a little unkind as we have not been given any examples of the second person plural until this moment! I made a lucky guess that пьете (I do not know where to find е with the diaeresis) was a second plural, purely because it happens to resemble the equivalent form in ancient Greek.
I know Duolingo lesson's are not perfect, but, it's free, and when I have a question before answering, I click on a browser tab and Google search the answer like: how do you say You drink milk in greek, for instance. Or, I just just enter gibberish for Duolingo to show the the anwer: Then I cut and past the answer in my notebook so that when Duolingo asks me again (and Duolingo always asks a failed question again), then I will have the answer. Since a Duolingo language tree can't possibly, "teach" every conjugation, inflection, etc., I use topics to search for the answers on Google Search, such as how do you say: I drink milk, etc, how do you say He drinks mik, they drink milk. Sometimes when I can't figure it out asking Google, I come to the discussions and read previous comments, questions and answers, and that helps. I know Duolingo is not a comprehensive language learning platform. But, I am using it as a starting point which helps me to know what questions I need to ask on the internet, and on youtube. My goal, learn languages without ever having to pay for a book or specialized program. Thanks!
I dont understand why ты wasn't excepted when is doesn't specify which form of "you" to use. It could be either singular informal or pl./singular formal.
i picked two answers ты and Вы sometimes you can choose two answers it says Mark ALL correct translations
I wrote 'пьешь ты молоко?' and it wasn't accepted. Would this be something a Russian would say or would it sound awkward/weird?
Yes, it sounds awkward but it is possible in some cases. It makes stress on word "пьёшь" and shows some irritation like "Are you drinking milk or what are you doing?" At the same time unusual order of words may be used in poetry or to imitate archaic forms (Russian epic).
you forgot the ё and you need to switch both words around, there is some word order in Russian
Your screenshot says, "Correct solutions." You must choose both Вы пьёте молоко? and Ты пьёшь молоко in order to be marked correct. In English, both sentences would be phrased, "Do you drink milk?" There is only one way to say this in English, and there are two ways to say it in Russian. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions.
Help! It won't accept my answer what is the transliteration for it please! I can't move on!
I do not have a cyrillic alphabet. Please accept my answer as otherwise I cannot progress. There is no other way I can transliterate "pyosh" (you drink). I know what it looks like & what it sounds like but I cannot write it on my computer
This Duolingo resource may help on how to install the keyboard: Russian: the Alphabet and the Keyboard
Phonetic transliteration of Cyrillic is notoriously inconsistent, and I really recommend one of the resources above. Otherwise, try p'yosh; it's my best guess.
Thanks Ruth. I havent downloaded the keyboard yet, & unfortunately duolinguo rejected p'yosh. I found a way round it though...
Sure, sorry p'yosh didn't work for you. Glad you found a way around пьёшь.
Unfortunately no one on these discussion boards has a way to make it accept your answer, so if you think your response should be accepted, all you can do is "report" your answer as correct when you submit it. The question will still repeat, though, until you get it right -- so downloading an alternative keyboard input or using the online Winrus will be your truly best bet.
please accept my approximate transliteration as i do not have a cyrillic keyboard. I really want to progress
this is really stupid it should give yo partial credit if you pick one of the right answers!!
I understand you’re frustrated, but the instructions on the multi-choice questions do explicitly say to choose all correct answers, not just half or a third of them. Don’t worry, you can always try again. I try not to get upset if I miss a question — I like that the question comes back and I get a chance to have it drilled into my brain. We learn best from mistakes. Be well, friend!
Its telling me all the answers are wrong. Anyone elae have this problem?
because you need ты, "пьёшь молоко?" isn't something a Russian would say
In what situations do you need the pronoun if the conjugation makes it unambiguous (like in most romance languages) and in what situations do you not need the pronoun?