"Where is our taxi?"

Translation:Где наше такси?

November 6, 2015

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What's the difference between наш and наше?

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It is the gender of a noun it refers to. Такси happens to be an indeclinable neuter noun, and a neuter nouns takes наше. Наш and наша are used for masculine and feminine nouns respectively.


Thanks for all your precious hints.


наш is masculine and наше is neuter


Let's share this taxi, мой comrade.


Товарищ ;)


Tahat would be good, if we could listen a word by click after bad answer. thx


I dont have a Russian keyboard


I am using "on-Screen Keyboard" ;)


Most smart phones allow you to install multiple touch keyboards. Eg google keyboards.


Shady arc is good guy


I accidentally entered "неше" and it said it's correct, but I have a typo. Why does it accept the answer, when it's not correct, much less a word (according to a native I asked)? This seems to happen infrequently, but it gives me the green banner, instead of red, when it's highlighting a typo. If the word is wrong, it should be marked as incorrect.


Your opinion is kind of unpopular. Sentence "Where's my bicycle?" has plenty of comments complaining why doesn't Duolingo accept "bycicle" because they obviously meant to write "bicycle" or because they can't spell bicycle correctly to save their life.

I think it's good if they let me pass if I just forget the word-final ь in восемь, for example. Plus, Duolingo does care about typos if it makes an incorrect existing word, for example хожу instead of хочу. As far as I know.


Duolingo grades based on letters. If you have one letter off, it will almost always cpunt it correct but mention the typo. If its more than that, it will always be wrong. You can even have no spaces in a sentence but have all of the right letters in order and it will count it


Essentially, the same thing happened to me. I used "ноше" and it accepted my answer as correct.


So if е palatalises the previous consonant, does the ш effectively become a щ in the word наше?

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Nope, it is just a spelling convention. Ш, Ж, Ч, Щ, Ц have fixed palatalisation in Russian. The pronunciation would still be the same regardless of whether you used э or е.

We do use "шэй", "цэнь", "чжэн" when transliterating Chinese.


@Duolingi Whats the dang diference between Где наше такси. Оr Где ест наше такси. ?


"Где ест наше такси" is like "Where does our taxi eat?" I guess you wanted to use the verb есть. But in the Present tense of Russian it is omitted. Thus, it would be Где (есть) наше такси, where есть is not present.


Sometimes it says i have a typo and i can't see a difference between what I've written and the correct answer


Does такси have a plural form? or are you just supposed to tell from what form наш is in?


«Такси» does not change in the plural. And yes; looking at the declension of the possessive would be an accurate way of determining whether it is supposed to be "taxi" or "taxis".

наше такси --> our taxi

наши такси --> our taxis

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