I eagerly await the translation of "My cabbages!" for when a bald 12-year-old monk repeatedly ruins my business.
When do I have to use "мои", and when "мой"? Also, I think this is the first time I encounter a plural noun. But I'm googling the case ending rules for plurals already :) Спасибо!
No, I actually hadn't thought of it. I'm still not used to being able to use the internet for everything. :-) Thanks!
Google Chrome auto translated that page as soon as it loaded, and I was confused for too long about why there were no Russian examples on that page.
Go to the Russian language page, click the little translator icon in the address bar, click options, uncheck always translate, that will solve the problem for you.
alternatively, you can click the PDF icon - which will retain the Russian version - and have both English and Russian versions! : )
There are some common patterns, and they are explained in the lesson notes. There are tons of exceptions, though.
There are NO notes for lessons; in fact, there are no lessons. Just random questions without any explanation at any level. Garbage site
Then you're not looking hard enough. All of the things you said don't exist, do in fact exist. There are themes, hints, vocab, tips and notes before lessons, and most importantly a discussion forum to answer any question you might have.
With Duolingo there are no rules for anything! No lessons, no vocab, no clues. Just random questions using random words. What is the point? Stupid and lame. No learning with this site, just frustration
I googled about possessive forms in Russian and found an interesting note at wordreference about the pronunciation of мой (masculine) and мои (plural). Since the latter has two syllables, the letter о has an "ah" sound, and the former has a "oh" sound.
мой - mói
мои - mahí
Why is she so possessive about her apples, when she stated in the previous sentence that she doesn't eat apples?
My point exactly! This site is totally useless. No notes, no vocab, no help. Garbage site.
It is ended with an И sound :-) It is not stressed, so it sounds short and not very clear.
Actually, the "Tips Notes" for this skill ("Basics 2") does not årovide any information regarding how nouns bend in plural.
By the way, I thought "яблоко" was a faminine noun but it is a neuter one. ☺
Oh, I must have thought this was the Plurals skill. From the Tips & Notes for Plurals:
-а/-я -nouns end in ы/и
-ь -nouns, feminine end in и
most consonant-ending masculines end in ы/и
-о/-е -nouns end in а/я
some consonant-ending masculines end in а/я
And then there are the irregular plurals, which I'm not very familiar with. Hope this helps! :-)
This was really helpful! Thank you very much for responding! Спасибо! Merci! Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre Antwort! Diolch!
Tips and Notes - NOT funny! There are NO tips or notes on Duolingo, just frustration. Garbage site.
You have to understand, товарищ, that this comment was written one year ago. A lot has changed over that past year. Whether there are any Tips Notes left on the Russian course or not, I do not know. If you say that there are no Tips Notes left, and you have dubble checked below the skill, I believe you. However, it is not my fault they have been removed, nor it is "A_User"'s fault.
If you feel the need to go around complaning about Duolingo, please do not do this in a random Russian thread. Go to the public discussions. If you still believe that Duolingo is a "garbage site", you are free to leave at any moment. No one's forcing you to learn Russian. Just don't disturb all of us who are actually taking language learning seriously.
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i did this one correct all i did was miss one letter and that letter was the s at the end . it makes no sense
Well, technically, if you missed one letter, you did NOT do this one correctly.
Every Russian noun has both gender and number. The possessive pronoun must match the noun that it modifies. мой is singular masculine; моя is singular feminine; моё is singular neuter; мои is plural. All of these forms are in the nominative case.
Yes, singular is wrong. They really should have given some explanation before throwing plurals in there. The plurals skill will come soon, but until then you can read my reply to Robert_Andersson further up this thread, which should be enough to get you there.
Russian: Moi yabloki.
English: My apples.
My Awnser: My apple.
My awnser is wrong why? It's the same thing.
No, it's not. One is singular, and one is plural. That can make a big difference. Suppose you had 3700 apples? No-one would know if you said you had your apple, instead of your apples.