"I am this boy."

Translation:Я этот мальчик.

November 7, 2015



This is a weird English sentence....

February 5, 2016


Maybe you are showing your childhood photos to someone... who knows.

April 6, 2018


For real lol

December 23, 2018


whats the difference between eto and etot

November 7, 2015


There is a sticky topic in the Discussions about that.

Этот (эта, это, эти and other forms) is an adjectival pronoun which is used before noun. It agrees with the gernder, number and case of the noun it decribes. If you can replace it with "my", "your", it is a good sign you need this word.

  • if you are talking about objects mentioned before, sometimes this demostrative adjective can be used without a noun, similar to how in English you can use "this one" without specifying what "one" is—provided that it is clear from the context.

At the beginning of "This is" or "These are" sentences you always use "это". The form does not depend on what follows.In English you would probably need to use "mine" and "yours" in this position: "my" or "your" will feel wrong.

November 7, 2015


When you said "gernder", did you mean gender?

May 13, 2019


there is a good explanation of that here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858

November 7, 2015


OK, maybe I'm wrong, but I guess that the easiest trick to make the difference is asking yourself which is the subject.

I am this boy

"Boy" is the subject. So you have to use Этот (эта, это, эти if the genre it's different).

In other phrase:

This is a boy.

"This" is the subject. So it always has to be translated as Это, it doesn't matter if it's raining or storming.

I promise I get crazy to get this conclusion.

December 2, 2015


what i have learned это means ( this is ) or ( is this ) and этот means this.

September 4, 2018


Etot means is for guys but eto is for girls

January 5, 2019


Maybe a guy is showing a photo of himself as a child and pointing it saying i am this boy. Use imagination fellas^^

February 2, 2017


When do I use этот and это?

December 29, 2018


What is the difference between это and этот?

June 13, 2018


Я зтот fine but how do I remember мальчик

July 10, 2018


I just keep doing the same lesson until i have the words' spelling and pronunciation memorized, and understand the grammar.

September 3, 2018



February 16, 2019


Um it showed the answer differently last time

March 13, 2019


O ❤❤❤❤ waddup

May 30, 2016


I dont have a russian keyboard

February 5, 2019


Duh whatever boy and man/male is the same

March 20, 2019


No matter what sentence it is, if I type "mal’chik" it always says, "You used the wrong word!" Even when I copy and paste the correct answer!

April 17, 2017


Get a Russian keyboard for your phone. Should be able to find it in your language settings for your keyboard.

September 3, 2018


Скажите пожалуйста что значит я этот мальчик???

January 30, 2017


what is the answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

September 23, 2016


How do i know how to spell that in russian when i dont have a russian keyboard

April 13, 2016


Technically, you do not have to have a keyboard to know the spelling:)

No matter what your device or OS is, it is quite easy to install and remove languages and input methods (=keyboard mappings) these days. If you have Windows, installing Russian is manageable in under a minute.

Die-hard learners of Russian install the standard "Windows PC" keyboard, the ЙЦУКЕН layout (basically, the same as what one might see on a Cyrillic typewriter). However, a phonetic keyboard will also work just fine, and you'll only have to memorize the placement of a few letters.

April 13, 2016


Yeah well i have a phone

April 13, 2016


Try going to keyboard settings on your phone. There may be an area to add or changw the keyboard to pther languages.

August 23, 2018
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