"Are you an actor?"
Haha! Just wait.
Pretty quickly, it turns into 3D chess. There are so many conditions and situations that Russian has different words for, that we don't distinguish in English.
Thanks Duo, for helping me appreciate that different languages really are other ways of viewing the world/ thinking about things.
https://russian.typeit.org/ is working great for me!
I just type what I want on my US keyboard and it comes out with the closest russian sound. I made a mistake on this question, because I typed actor, when I should have typed akter. It came out as "актер".
I'll know better next time.
It has the "Student" layout, meaning the letters are arranged phonetically. To know where is what, you can have a look at this, because this keyboard has the student layout as well: http://russian.typeit.org/
Hope that helps!
Quick edit. For phone users, I can't really help for iPhones but you should be able to find some nice russian keyboards in your store with that layout, and for Android users, I've found really useful Gboard's (Google's input on phones, should be the one you're using by default) function of having multiple languages to be really useful. You can just add the russian input in Gboard's settings (inside of the phone settings, it's located in language and input methods or similar), and then be able to switch to russian input just by holding down the spacebar on the Gboard keyboard.
Exactly :) our course is what you would call ё-compliant, which means it uses ё in sentences. In some countries, ё is not considered a separate letter. For example, in Russia ё can be replaced with e, while in Belarus ё is separate from e. Even so, both countries use ё.
As someone already mentioned, Ты is usually reserved for friends or people you are on informal terms with, and Вы is formal and how you should greet strangers. In addition, вы is the plural form of "you" so even if you are addressing a group of friends, you use вы because there are multiple people. Hope this helps!
If you are on a Mac computer, go into keyboard setting and under "input sources" you can add different languages and then under "keyboard" you can click the setting "show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar" and you can switch back and forth between the two keyboards, it just takes a minute to learn the different keys.
Where do i find the 3rd letter for the 1st word for you are, I seem to not be able to find it
then how do I type down 'are you an actor' because for me I typed 'tbl aktep' (do not have a Russian keyboard format on my laptop, my apologies) when I check it says I've got the actor translated right and for the 1st word I wasn't able to find anything that resembled bl in one letter for my phone. Am I deluding myself and that it is actually just 'tb' and if yes where can I find this second letter of the the 1st word on a phone's virtual keyboard.
I know it was a while ago that you posted this, but here's an answer;
If you were to write «Ты актер» in Latin characters (our Alphabet), you could write; "Ty aktor". Cyrillic letters don't all look like their Latin equivalents.
It's just like when people write "cyka" (Forgive my profanity), it drives me insane. Since the correct word in Cyrillic is; «сука». Whereas if you were to put it into Latin characters correctly, it would be "suka".
I hope this answers your question. As for why duolingo said that "aktep" is correct, that eludes me.
How do I type Ты when you don't provide a cyrillic alphabet keyboard, unless I missed something? I guess I could type it elsewhere and cut and paste the answer. Likewise I feel it would have been better If you had used Russian names, what Russian do you know is named Tim (Timur maybe) or Tom (sounds like tam)? How about Fiodor (Theodore) or Ella if you had to. When you upgrade please for God's sake let us type in Russian.
Does not change automatically to Russian keyboard - when I change it automatically I can type in the Russian words but when I clik on check it does not respond. If I then click on skip it tells me my answer is wrong when it is correct. Please fix this as it is driving me nuts and I am getting nowhere!!
The way if found to get around this problem (works for Greek also) is to find a font that you can copy and paste into STICKY NOTES or save in a file, then when you are doing a lesson that asks you to write in Russian, you have the fonts to Copy and paste in your reply. Too bad the Russian course didn't include this.
How do a make the "bl" symbol? I tried using the "s" key but it just wanted to print an "i" All the Russian keyboard templates say to use the "s" key but it is just not working for me... and when I went ahead with the "i" it was putting up, it marked it as wrong... I really want to use the right characters as well
That letter is not a lower case "В" (In Russian This is: в), and an English "I", but it is rather the Russian letter: "ы"; Which roughly transliterates to the oui sound when Romanized. Of course in this you don't want to type Toui, I think you'd probobly be better off spelling it "Ty" or "Ti".
Hope this helps -РускийДжерманз4Эва
Because that -is- wrong. In Russian you don't really say; "Are you an Actor?" instead, you'd just go; "You actor?". Meaning that «Ты актер» or «Вы актер» are the correct answers.
Ты is singular, but also informal and should only be used for someone you know well; family or friends perhaps.
Вы is plural and formal. Use this for people you don't really know, or if you're not really sure which one you should use. Better safe than sorry.
If you know French, its sorta like "Tu" and "Vous".