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"У тебя есть планы?"

Translation:Do you have plans?

November 6, 2015



Is "Do you have the plans?" correct? I thought it would be correct given that russian doesn't differentiate between indefinites and definites


Russian uses other means of differentiating definites and indefinites. Word order is a very common way to indicate whether you are talking of definite or indefinite things.

  • Do you have plans? У тебя есть планы?
  • Do you have the plans? Планы у тебя?


What happened to the есть ?


I believe that in the second question, existence is implied, so есть is not needed.

In the first question, the speaker does not know whether you have plans at all; hence есть is used.

A native speaker's input would help here.


I don't understand these sentences can you guys help me


Is this a question related to the plans being "physical" (like in a project), or it is more like "plans do do something"? Can you use it to ask someone out for example?! How would you say - "DO you have plans for tonight?!"


У тебя есть какие-то планы на вечер?


Is "Do you have any plans?" also correct?


This would be "У тебя есть какие-нибудь планы?" But the meaning is very close.


Why " какие-нибудь " and not "что-нибудь".


Что-нибудь = anything Какой-нибудь = any (has to agree with the noun)


what's the grammar of plural? some end with ы some и ???


It depends on the gender and the ending of the word.

If it is masculine and ends in a consonant like стол (table) plural should be столы. If it ends with an й like музей (museum) plural should be музеи and if it ends with ь like словарь (dictionary) plural is словари.

If it is feminine and ends а like лампа (lamp), plural should be лампы. If it ends in я like наделя (week), plural is надели. If there is an и before the я like in история (history), the plural has two и being истории. Words that end with ь end in и as well, for example: ночь becomes ночи.

If the word is neuter and it ends with o like лицо (face), plural is лица. If it ends with е like море (sea), it becomes моря. If it ends with ие like здание (building), it becomes здания. And if it ends in мя like имя (Name), the plural is имена.

I hope this is helpful


Where is the "Tips and Notes" section? I cant find it anywhere


Have you tried to login Duolingo web site with a computer? In there are "Tips and tricks" sections available for the Russian lessons also - for some reason the mobile app doesn't give access to them. :/


What does the 'У' stand for?


"У (A) есть (B)." means "(B) belongs to (A)" - the 'у' goes hand in hand with 'есть'.


Да, Пинки. Тот же план у нас каждый вечер. Попробуйте захватить мир!


Ooh, I can get rejected in Russian now, too! Yayyy...


Why do you have the plans don't work ?


да, у нас есть пятилетний план


Helpful comment below from Olimo explaining why "Do you have the plans" is not correct


My boyfriend is Russian and sometimes thinks the people don't have the best accents lol- but he said this woman sounds Russian!


Hmm I just realized, the exercise I commented on was a lady- but the example at the top is a man saying the phrase, instead


Why did it take so long to grade my answer? Is it software or network problem?


I thought Russians didn’t like small talk...


It sounds from the audio like the ы at the end isn't pronounced.

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