"Том, это Анна."

Translation:Tom, this is Anna.

November 5, 2015



Quick one here, why would "it's anna" not work?

January 3, 2016


You will find your answer here. ;) Neve use "it is..." for names! Only "This is..." http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/this-is-i-am-it-is-name-identifying-yourself-in-a-letter-message.2559008/

February 6, 2016


Lesson 1 said "It is Tom, It is Tim" etc. How can it be wrong for Anna? ==''

July 13, 2016


I agree, in lesson one it allowed 'it is Tom' and 'it is Tim'. If that was incorrect, as Martinemli states, then it should have been counted wrong in lesson one so that learners would know that. You don't want to teach people one thing just to later tell them that that is wrong. Teach them the correct practice from the beginning.

January 30, 2018


Not true. It depends on the context. If Anna were there in person you would use "this is Anna" to introduce here. However, if I had answered the phone and Anna wanted to talk to Tom (not me), I would pass him the phone and say "Tom, it's Anna (on the line)". Similarly, if Anna had knocked on the door to ask for Tom and I went to find Tom, I'd tell him "Tom, it's Anna (at the front door)".

June 1, 2018


For what it is worth Martinemli's link above, regarding "This is . . . . ", as opposed to "I am . . . . " or "I'm . . . ." or "It is . . . . " pertains to written introductions of oneself IN ENGLISH (to strangers versus acquaintances).

December 17, 2017


Give me an example of a written document where someone would write "Tom this is Anna".

The sentence is a spoken one.

August 30, 2018


But you would say "it's me" not "this is me"... crazy language !

September 1, 2018


Most crazy is that here is a discussion about English language. I thought we are trying to learn Russian but I improve my English instead

January 16, 2019


Because you learnt in level 1 это means this is so go from there

January 15, 2016


But English is different and you can say it. It should be accepted. Or is this said differently in Russian?

February 6, 2016


But I want to learn faster! ;)

January 17, 2016


You have to do the speed of what Duo does unless you try a different langue learner :(

May 9, 2017


Потому что "Анна" человек

December 3, 2018


Очень приятно, Анна!

November 5, 2015


you wouldnt pronounce anna like this and expect to hear a difference to "это она"

November 17, 2015


I can hear the double n, also the accent is different.

November 20, 2015


I think the 'v' considers an 'D'

June 12, 2016


Она it's more guttural "A"nna

January 27, 2016


Is the "eto" supposed to sound like "et-ah?" Because that's what I hear

March 3, 2016


Yes indeed. The 'e' in 'eto' is stressed, so that means the 'o' in 'eto' will transform in a 'ah'-sound.

May 16, 2016


if I write the sentence in russian with russian alphabet instead of translating in english the system should tell me I misunderstood the job to do, and offer to rdeo it

February 2, 2016


True. Usually it does that

February 6, 2016


I do this: To learn the Cyrillic alphabet, I use the switch to Cyrillic for the English translations, and when I type in Russian, I switch to Latin.

March 19, 2016


is the spelling of Anna with two n's an eastern European thing ...? not a serious question but if anyone has any ideas .. because previously I typed Anna with one n an it marked it as wrong not misspelled..

November 24, 2015


Well if so it's certainly not an exlusively eastern European thing. I don't know why they use dobbel-consonants in this instance in Russian, but in the Scandinavian languages one would use dobbel-consonants in a such a word as "Anna" in order to make the vowel preceding the dobbel-consonant short. I don't know IPA myself, so I can't show you, but there would be a difference in the pronounciation of "Ana" and "Anna". Pherhaps this is also the reason in Russian.

December 10, 2015


"Anna" is a common name in Italy too. Its n sound is pronounced longer than in "Ana".

April 8, 2016


"Anna" is the common form wherever I have lived in the US, including my grandmother (who had no known Eastern European ancestry). In 75 years, I have met exactly one "Ana" - and she was adopted from abroad (and pronounced it differently, by the way).

July 17, 2017


"It's Anna" is definitely grammatically correct in English and should be accepted as an answer.

"Hi Tom, it's Anna. I'm just wondering where you put that paperwork?" is perfectly acceptable.

July 31, 2016


What would be the literal translation of this sentence? I have read that Russian often omitts the copula (is). Does this mean that this sentence, and similar sentences, would be translated literally as "Tom, this Anna" - with the copula being implicit? I was told by a russian friend once that only members of the russian orthodox church use the copula as this is considered archaic and stuck-up.

December 10, 2015


Yes, translating the words individually, this says ‘Tom, this Anna.’.

December 10, 2015


I think Anna is a beautiful name. Thanks Tekken and Tolstoy.

January 19, 2016



September 27, 2018


Is this only for introductions, or also for Anna calling Tom on the phone? Like, "Tom, it's Anna. I need your help with something." Or would you use я Анна for that?

October 19, 2018


Wow! I was wrong because I used the Russian keyboard to type Tom

January 20, 2016


This pronunciation of "Tom" is Americanized. At first it sounds like "tam" meaning "there" - "There is Anna." It is not ambiguous in Russian.

January 28, 2016


would another way be "Tom, that is Anna." Or would that be wrong?

February 3, 2016


it should be wrong. "that" would be "там".

March 6, 2016


Yes, but the point was that the exercise was spoken, not written. The pronunciation was ambiguous.

March 6, 2016


The system did not accept It is Anna. Any comment? Thx.

February 4, 2016


Duolingo tends to be finicky with names much more than for other words.

March 31, 2016


привет Анна

February 27, 2016


why это and not эта? as Anna is a feminine word?

March 31, 2016


In our case you use это when you need to make a statement like "this is a table", "this is mom". You don't change it by gender in this meaning. If you change it by gender (этот/эта/это masc./fem./undef.) you have the meaning closer to "excactly this one", "the one of a kind" etc. For example: "This is a bicycle. There are a lot of bicycles. This one is red" -> "Это велосипед. Здесь много велосипедов. Этот велосипед - красный."

April 1, 2016


As I understood, this is precisely the case. THIS PARTICULAR PERSON is Anna.

April 17, 2016


Agree. Moreover one can use "это" for plural too: "это компьютеры" ("these are computers"). After "это" you can use anything responding to the question "What is this?"

But "эти компьютеры надо продать" ("these computers have to be selled"). Here "эти" means something like article "the" in English and it will change its form depending on subject ("этот, эта, эти").

November 23, 2016


I agree with you, but I'd just like to point out that этот, эта, это, эти do not act as articles. They act as determiners:

Эти компьютеры = these computers (Not "the computers")

November 23, 2016


You are probably right from formal grammar point of view but article usage is one of the most complicated parts for Russians learning English and to help them understand this topic some authors (including authors of Duolingo English course for Russians) use "этот, эта" words to translate "the" article.

November 25, 2016


But then how do you explain the difference between это and то, for example?

It's important to understand their actual function, rather than to be able to mechanically translate from one language to the other.

January 23, 2017


Эти компьютеры - хорошие, а вон те - плохие

These computers are good, but those are bad

January 23, 2017


I also hear "eta Anna", while i heard "eto Tom" in the first lesson. But reading the comments I find that while there are feminine/masculine forms of the word, it's not really about gender. What am I missing?

August 24, 2016


I'm confused about the audio. зто is pronounced "eto" right? So why does the audio pronounce it "eta". Is it just a glitch or am I missing something?

December 21, 2016


1st. It's "это" not "зто" 2nd. In this word Э is stressed. Unstressed О is pronounced as "a" or "ah"

September 19, 2017


How is it said if Anna is introducing or presenting HERSELF to Tim, as opposed to a third person presenting Anna to Tim by saying "Tim, shes Anna"

March 25, 2018


You want me to print the answer in Russian but you don't give Russian alphabet letters to use. Is there a way to make them appear for use?

December 12, 2018


То ощущение, когда ты русский и ответил неправильно ☺

January 21, 2019


Это анна Why does it sound like one word "E tanna" instead of "eta anna"? When speaking quick in Russian, that's how it sounds?

April 11, 2019


How do u get a Russian keyboard

June 28, 2019


So I just wanted to learn the basics of Russian, not knowing that its a completely different alphabet!

July 3, 2019


Why no dash here ?

April 1, 2016


Knowing how to read greek this is quite easy :)

(says the guy who hasnt gotten to any grammar yet...)

June 9, 2016


OK not ета only это

July 2, 2016


esu nu mi gusto

January 27, 2017


it says correct for it is but false for it's

June 11, 2017


I put the right translation but it says the correct answer would be Tom, she is Anna. Someone please explain this to me I do not understand...

June 15, 2017



June 20, 2017


How can the right translation be: "Tom, she's Anna."? there was NO gender in the original Russian sentence.. How was I supposed to Know that? Please help me to make sense. thanks

July 16, 2017


so ETO is it is or this how do you know when it chnages

July 19, 2017


So then how would you say, "Tom, this is Anna". Like they did a couple slides earlier with the Tim and tom

July 20, 2017


i wrote 'this is anna' and it said it should be 'she is anna'. why?

September 9, 2017


Том, зто Анна

August 30, 2018


I know this has been already brought up but I seriously wish they did the alphabet first. I am so lost

September 2, 2018


That is what I said... Now I'm pissed

December 9, 2018


Hey it's my name

December 26, 2018


Three years passed and still the same mistake!

December 28, 2018


Том, это анна

January 13, 2019


I had the correct answer

March 24, 2019


This is communism

March 25, 2019


Почему не ставится запятая в обрещениях?

March 29, 2019

April 9, 2019


My answer matches the correct one but it was marked wrong

May 27, 2019


I am from Brasil no know english very good

August 13, 2019
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