"Where is the towel?"

Translation:Где полотенце?

November 7, 2015



Is this word irregular? Why does it say it declines to an "а" instead of an "я" on Wiktionary? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B5

November 7, 2015


There are certain so-called "Spelling Rules"—despite them actually showing the pronunciation for some of the consonants they cover.

Remember «женщина» becoming «женщины» but «девочка» becoming «девочки»? This is the same stuff.

Here are the rules. You do not need to memorize them instantly, though.

The 7-letter spelling rule:

  • after К, Г, Х, and Ж, Ш, Щ, Ч always use «и», not «ы».

The 5-letter spelling rule:

  • after Ж, Ш, Щ, Ч and Ц never use an unstressed «о»; use «е» instead.

The 8-letter spelling rule:

  • after Г, К, Х, after Ж, Ш, Щ, Ч and after Ц always use «а» or «у», not «я» or «ю»
November 7, 2015

[deactivated user]

    This depends on the last consonant of the stem. All neuter words in -це will be declined this way, compare солнце, оконце. A declension is different for ц because ц has no soft pair ць.

    November 7, 2015


    Why does not "Где это полотенце?"

    September 10, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Unlike the "English through Russian" course, "Russian through English" does not allow translating "the" as "этот".

      September 10, 2016


      Ну в принципе оно и понятно :)

      September 11, 2016


      Weird question but in the options it shows полотенце twice and each one is prononced differently even though they are spelled the same way...this is the same word i triple checked that its spelled the same and all that just confused as to why they are prononced differently and if they mean something different. i saw the same thing as an option in a previous question as well just curious if anyone knew

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