Why is "This stone" wrong?
"This stone" would be этот камень
Here's a handy guide to using это: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858
Thank you so much
Huh thank you so much. I understand now... :))))
Do you pronounce это exactly the same as эта?
Yes. The gender of the following noun will tell you if it's это or эта, although we, as learners of Russian, find it very difficult to determine what gender a word is in Russian.
It's a football, I chiseled it!
what is the difference between камень and камня ?
Thought this is a rock
How do i know the difference between "This is a stone" and "This is stone"?
Thats purely contextual
Is it a human?
It's a stone
Isn't this the where lesson? Don't really think this one belongs here.
I am getting that the correct answer is "it is stone." Can anybody help me out here? That's different from "this is 'a' stone."
In this case both are valid, because "камень" can refer to both an object and the material.
What's the difference between Камень and Каменя?
The difference is that "камень" is an existing word, while "каменя" is not.
There is, however, the word "камня" which is "камень" in the Genitive case.
The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles, and it's in great shape
When is это used as an article and when is it used to point something out?
I believe это is always used when presenting/pointing out something. It gets confusing because это is also the demonstrative adjective for singular neuter nouns in the nominative and accusative case.
Are there explanations on this app?