"Девочки, это ваш брат."

Translation:Girls, this is your brother.

November 5, 2015



Awww, the new baby has come home. :-)

November 5, 2015


Or a boy has worn a mask, noone recognizes him, and he must be re-introduced to the girls... :P

December 18, 2015


Or the boy is in the newspaper and someone proudly points it out.

September 13, 2018


Or on a WANTED poster ;)

June 6, 2019


Here's a new member in the church :)

November 7, 2015


Is there another word for a brother in Christ? Like the "brethren"?

April 10, 2018


Only in the plural. You can have a brother in Christ, or several brothers or brethren in Christ.

"Brethren" almost invariably means religious brothers of some kind.

"Brother(s)" can mean:

  • male sibling(s)

  • metaphorical brother(s) (in Christ, in arms, in a college fraternity, etc.)

  • fellow black/African-American men or boys (if you're not black, you probably should not use "brother" in this way)

August 26, 2018


Твои and ваш...i dont know difference

March 9, 2016


Твой/и = your (single) , ваш/и = your (plural)
Girls, this is your brother. = Девочки, это ваш брат. ...your brothers = ваши братья.
Girl, this is your brother. = Девочка, это твой брат. ...your brothers = твои братья.

March 9, 2016


Don't forget that ваш also means your in formal speech. ☺

March 9, 2016


Um... Right. Thanks. But I was search. Ваш is more than Твои a polite expression. I want this answer.

March 10, 2016


Ваш = Твой (single)
Ваши = Твои.(plural)

March 10, 2016


Yes, apart from plural 'your', ваш is also a more polite version of singular 'your' (твой) . Just as вы is a more polite version of ты. You use it with elder people, strangers, people in authority and people in other formal occasions. When in doubt what to use, always use вы/ ваш, except in clearly informal occasions to equals or younger people.

May 14, 2017


thank you.

January 30, 2018


Why not treat equals and younger people with respect as well? Is it really uncommon in Russia?

December 16, 2018


You take it too literally. Not using the "respectful" form when the informal one is appropriate doesn't really imply disrespect, but rather friendlines and/or closeness. If you use the formal form of adress "in clearly informal occasions to equals or younger people" you won't come of as respectful but rather distant and standoffish (of course as a non-native speaker you get more leeway on that, so don't worry too much).

December 17, 2018


ваш/и/ = y'all's Твой/и = your This is why Southern English is the best dialect.

May 22, 2019


Haha yes!! Y'all is so superior in terms of clarity, brevity and neutrality

August 12, 2019


i really wish when you clicked on a word in the app it told you the case as well as translation ... i have hard time understanding genitive nominative locative etc

September 10, 2018


...His village in Germany was burned. #DuoStories

November 17, 2017

August 5, 2018


So, the genitive is only used mostly in the phrases such as "i have," "you have," etc?

August 3, 2018


The genitive only appears in those phrases because objects of the preposition "у" take the genitive case. I think you're asking why ваш isn't genitive? Well just like English, possessive pronouns sort of get to be a separate class of words, that's why pronouns in English don't become possessive by adding 's.

The genitive in Russian occurs in the same situations it would in English (you can think of English genitive words as being words with 's or words that follow "of), plus in cases where the words before forces the genitive case.

August 10, 2019


Is ваш in the genitive ?

September 27, 2018


No, it's nominative.

August 10, 2019


Are there any vestiges of a vocative case in Russian like you see in Polish and Greek? This would appear to just be the nominative case here. Do you always use the nominative case to address people in Russian? Thanks in advance

January 10, 2019


There are, although they're far less prominent than in Polish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocative_case#Russian

August 10, 2019


Is the audio off on this exercise or do you pronounce the word Девочки as DAY-loach-kay...im hearing an Л sound instead of a B sound....

March 14, 2019


Plural. I got it.

July 24, 2019
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