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"Где мои мама и папа?"

Translation:Where are my mom and dad?

November 7, 2015



Why cant i say "where IS my mom and dad?"

January 3, 2018


Nevermind i realized how terrible my english is

January 3, 2018

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    I think such wording is used in some regions, so it’s not downright incorrect, but it’s not considered standard

    June 25, 2018


    It's a colloquial mistake. Many people make it. It's odd because it's incorrect as a rule though when spoken it "sounds correct".

    It's like splitting infinitives. The rule is one should not, though when spoken it "sounds correct".

    September 19, 2018


    Splitting infinitives is not incorrect- that's just what some people think should be incorrect because some previous language disallowed it (Latin?).

    Languages would not be languages if they didn't change over time. That's why dictionaries are constantly being revised- they don't prescribe allowed words, they merely document the usage and changes.

    August 8, 2019


    I wanted to say its correct because "where" was the subject, and its supposed to fit the subject.

    Except its not the subject. Mom and dad are. I never knew that.

    June 25, 2018



    September 23, 2018


    It's true, we should be able to input colloquially acceptable answers in English while learning another language.

    In many dialects "where's (my/your/etc) mom and dad" is more natural sounding than using are, regardless of prescriptivist notions about what is "proper."

    I find more and more that the expressions "there are" and "there is" are collapsing into just "there is." There's nothing inherently WRONG with that, it's just the way language changes. In 50 years English teachers will be correcting people who use "where/there are" as archaic.

    December 5, 2018


    I thought the same thing haha

    September 29, 2018


    I wrestled with this as well. The reason because both mom and dad are singular nouns. "Where are my parents" (plural noun) is pretty obvious. but a list of singular nouns is not so obvious. This is because it is proper to say "where is my mom" as well as "where is my dad". But apparently when make a list of singular nouns we should use "where are".

    March 8, 2019


    Same why can i?

    February 1, 2018


    "Is"is singular, "are" is plural. We use "are" as we are looking for more than one person. I never realized how poor my English was as a native speaker until I started learning Russian. XD

    September 8, 2018


    Where are my parents

    November 18, 2018


    "Where is" not accepted. If i wanted an english lesson, duo, I'd be doing that instead of russian.

    August 21, 2018


    Why can't you say where are my mother and father?

    November 7, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      «Мама» and «папа» are theoretically more affectionate words, while mother and father are more official and probably shoud be translated as «мать» and «отец».

      November 7, 2015


      I get it thanks.

      November 9, 2015


      I'm on the same page... I've put the same thing. Why "mom" and "dad"??

      April 11, 2019


      If expressing possession in a sentence to multiple items, of which each item carries a different gender, which is used: 1) моя 2) мои 3) моё?

      What's the rule?

      September 19, 2018


      Referring to possessive pronouns in plurals Russian does not make difference among genders, thus if talking about a plurality it would always be "мои" (in which the stressing goes on the о)

      November 21, 2018


      мои мотор (my motor, genderless) мой брат (my brother, male) моя систра (my sister, female) моё кошка (my cat, could be either male or female)

      September 1, 2019


      Should I use мой or мои in this context? I used мой and it was accepted, but it feels like I should use the plural мои (unless I'm totally wrong here).

      May 31, 2018

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        Only мои works. It was probably accepted because Duolingo often doesn’t consider missing diacritics as typo.

        May 31, 2018


        Жизненно... Батя , ты где?

        December 14, 2018


        well thats... dark

        March 30, 2019


        Why its a mistaks to say "where are my mom and MY dad" ?

        February 3, 2019


        Why is мои correct here but мой is incorrect ?

        December 13, 2018


        Because there are 2 people being sought and мои ìs the plural possessive pronoun.

        January 9, 2019


        what is father and mother in russian ?

        February 21, 2019


        why isnt "where is momma and daddy"

        April 5, 2019
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