"У тебя есть планы?"

Translation:Do you have plans?

November 6, 2015

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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...


"u" should be accepted as "you", I lost too many hearts bcuz of that xd


да, у нас есть пятилетний план


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

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