"Where is this apple?"
Translation:Где это яблоко?
I thought before that "где яблоко?" was fine for this question, so in which sentences should we put this это "где зто яблоко?" like here? And maybe this "это rule" also extends to "что зто?"?
You confuse э and з in your sentences. I think. Other than that I am not entirely sure what you are asking. The way I got it Это works like an article in these moments.
I would have given you a lingot for that ridiculous streak you're on, but I feel like you most likely already have enough XD
Это is used before neutral nouns (это яблоко 'this apple', это полотенце 'this towel', это море 'this sea'), этот is used before masculine nouns (этот стол 'this table', этот музей 'this museum', этот косплеер 'this cosplayer'), and эта is used before feminine nouns (эта кровать 'this bed', эта земля 'this land', эта писательница 'this writer').
You can see the gender of the noun in the dictionary, or guess it by looking at the end of the word (feminine nouns usually end in -а or -я in nominative case, or in -ь sometimes; masculine nouns usually end in consonants, or with -ь; neuter nouns usually end in -о or -е).
When это is not followed by a noun, it's a different beast altogether: it's a demonstrative pronoun 'it' (Это мой дом — It's my house). It's also used in «X is Y»-type sentences in place of 'is'. Please see the guide here for more info: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858
When would anyone ask this? I can only imagine a stern policeman interrogating a suspect; he slides a photo across the table and asks: "where is this apple?"
How can I learn Russian? I'm 0 in Russian language , but ya loblo ❤❤❤❤❤ yazik
I fondly recall the many happy times over the years when I asked "where is this apple?" Great days.
Why should you ask for something you already have? This is similar to the радио one...
Person 1 (a liar): “I have an apple made of solid gold.” Person 2 (suspicious of Person 1): “Oh really? Where is this apple?”
Это here means this like this/that in English. I think the person asking the question pointing an apple and asking where it is.