"Я хочу домой."

Translation:I want to go home.

November 8, 2015

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so... -ой is for masculine singular locative?


or is it called dative

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    No. «Домо́й» is neither dative (that would be «до́му») nor locative (that would be «в до́ме»).

    «Домой» is not a form of a noun, it's an adverb. Compare the English 'homewards' (however, the English 'homewards' is a rare word, while the Russian «домой» is used often).


    Can I possibly say : Я хочу в дом (Accusative indicating direction)

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      It will mean you want to get into a/the house, not to get home.


      Let me in!!! Я хочу в доме!!!!!!


      That would be Я хочу в дом (accusative case).


      Is it like Finnish illative?

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        No idea.

        But note «домой» is not a case of «дом». It's a different word. You can't take any masculine noun and do the same to it, «банкой» wouldn't mean 'to bank' (it would mean 'with a jar'). Also, the meaning of «домой» (homewards) is not easily derived from «дом» 'home, house': if it were a case, then it would mean either 'to home' or 'to house'. But it doesn't, because it's not a case.

        Comparing an adverb to a case seems strange.


        Thank you, I understand it is not a case ending. I see you said that before, and I didn't pay attention.

        Apologizes if my comparison is strange. For me it is extremely strange to have a sentence composed of a noun and an adverb, without a verb. Adverbs, especially regarding movement, almost exclusively describe or illuminate anything but nouns. What I conclude is that it is either common or OK to use 'to go' without writing it explicitly, which is also quite strange to me, no matter how limited these cases are.

        Just for sake of completeness, illative is indeed a case ending, by the way. It specifies direction towards a place. talo = house; taloon = to the house. It can also be used with infinitives and it still specifies a movement of sorts.

        Thank you again for your help.


        Fabulous explanation!


        Is «домой» like the german expression «zu Hause» ?


        Thanks, just saved me from a lot of confusion.


        Thanks for the explanation! I was super confused.


        @AlanSCB: I believe it is like "nach Hause"


        No, as you explained later illative is a case. (in Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian. (I am a native Hungarian)). домой is an adverb. Thanks to szeraja_zhaba for the great explanation, and thanks to mnlg for "illative". Hungarian and Finnish have many cases (much more than the 6 in Russian). Lot of cases express spatial relationships, and illative is one of them.


        Well kind of yes, in Finnish it would be Minä haluan ( mennä) kotiin - so go "to" your home in that sense, but In most ways Russian works differently to Finnish


        But still in English, one cannot use 'homewards' without adding 'to go'.


        In some areas of the American south, people say "He wants out.", for example. Though that example is idiomatic, it is interestingly similar. When visiting there, I was struck by the fact that they would omit "to get" or "to be"--a seemingly necessary element.

        Nonetheless, I heard it A LOT.


        I'm not sure that's limited to the "American south" - I was raised on the West Coast and always assumed that to be normal English :\


        Yes, in Canada it's pretty standard too. I want in, I want out.


        Although you can say "I'm homeward bound".


        So "Я хочу домой" would be "I want to go home" while "Я хочу дом" would be "I want a home"?

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          Why is the verb иду not included? Is it implied?

          [deactivated user]

            Yes, when we use «хотеть» and direction, it's implied that we want to go there. Compare the German 'Ich will nach Hause'.

            This doesn't work with other modal verbs, only with «хотеть» (you cannot drop «пойти» in «Я могу пойти домой» 'I can go home').


            Szeraja_zhaba You are definitely precious! Another lingot for you!


            You actually can, in spoken language it is possible, like: Я могу домой, если хочешь


            "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Я хочу домой."


            So I know I'll get a lot of "proper English" flak for this, but I think "I wanna go home" ought to be accepted. Does anyone else agree?


            The Russian learning of Duolingo is still in beta, meaning it still needs some work. For simplicity sake at the moment common slang is still excluded. So you understand it right, lots of English people speak like this, but slang is not included in the English to Russian version.


            I really don't think that the contributors ought to be held responsible for forms that are prohibitively rare in writing. "Wanna" is clearly a word in the spoken language (I use it all the time), but I would argue that outside of dialogue written to sound informal, such forms don't exist in written English.


            That is what I selected, too.


            How would one say "I want to be home"?

            [deactivated user]

              «Я хочу́ бы́ть до́ма».


              So, for verb conjugation, if there are two verbs used right next to each otherin a sentence, only the first verb would need to be conjugated and the second one would keep its unconjugated form? That what I'm seeing in this.

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                That's like in English: I want to be at home, He wants to be at home (but I am at home, He is at home). When you have 'want', you don't conjugate 'to be', you just conjugate 'to want' (want, wants, wanted, etc.) and leave 'to be' in its infinitive form.


                Notice: In «Я хочу́ бы́ть до́ма» the ONLY conjugation that is made is "to want/хочет"

                You can not write "Я хочу буду дома"

                I used to make the mistake of conjugating multiple words in a sentence. For example...

                "я могу говорю и понимаю по-английски" (As you can see, 3 words are conjugated instead of only 1) "I can speak and understand English" This is WRONG! Do not conjugate multiple verbs in one statement like this.

                [deactivated user]

                  You're right!

                  This makes Russian different from some other Slavic languages like Bulgarian.


                  Thanks for the Duolingo token!

                  Hey, when you wrote that sentence "I want to be home" ... You typed "у́" to show the stress. Did you copy and paste it, or do you have a specific keybinding to type it that way?

                  When I learn new Russian vocabulary words, I sometimes pronounce vowels incorrectly due to the stress. I would like to start using those stress accents/symbols!

                  [deactivated user]

                    Unfortunately, standard Russian keyboard layouts don't allow typing stress marks, so you need to install a non-standard keyboard layout.

                    For Windows and macOS, Ilya Birman's layout is a popular choice. The AltGr+slash after a vowel gives a stress mark. Other options for Windows include setting up an AutoHotkey script.

                    In Linux, you need to look for «Enable extra typographic characters» («Включить дополнительные типографские символы» or misc:typo) in the keyboard settings. However, this option can cause problems with some layouts using AltGr. Other options for Linux include editing the layout manually, as described by Norrius.


                    Is Я хочу́ бы́ть до́ма genitive case?


                    No, дома in this case serves as an adverb.


                    I don't hear the /d/ in домой. And when I said it as I heard it, without the /d/, Google voice still wrote домой. Is this an exception or are my ears (and Google voice) just confused?


                    What are the endings of the adverbs that we need after this verb, please?


                    Domoj is a unique case here, otherwise you'd probably just say v (biblioteku) or na (pochtu), and you might need to use a verb of motion as well.


                    How can I differentiate clearly when to use "дома" and when to use "домой"?


                    Дома is the location (Where are you? Я дома). Домой is a destination/target of motion (Where do you want to go? Я хочу домой).


                    Nice, thanks a lot for this clarification.


                    Take off this uniform and leave the show...


                    Have I been guilty all this time...


                    Would, I want to go to russia?, be:

                    Я хочу Россия?


                    Домой (homeward) as a direction is a bit unique in that it does not require a preposition. Basically every other location would require either в или на. ALSO... As a standalone sentence, "Я хочу В Россию" sounds kind of weird, I think it would sound better with a verb of motion (Я хочу в Россию поехать), unless you were specifically answering a question such as "Where do you want to go for vacation?".


                    Wouldnt it have иду for "i want to go home?" Я хочу иду домой?


                    @firebunny19: Close! Verbs like "хотеть" (to want), мочь (to be able to), уметь (to be able to - talking about knowing how, not physical ability), adverbs like надо, нужно and adjectives like должен act like modal verbs in English. That means they require the use of the infinitive of the verb that you want to do or are able to do or must do.

                    So in this case it would be Я хочу идти домой. But, the идти here is implied, because the adverb домой already means "homeward", so there aren't really any other verbs that could be used here (like, Я хочу домой is not going to mean "I want to buy the house"). You are definitely not wrong if you want to throw in идти though.


                    No problem, it's quarantine. You wouldn't regret it.


                    What about 'I want a home?'


                    I believe дом would be in accusative case

                    Я хочу дома

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                    Русские люди, чтоб разобраться в окончаниях, учили в школе падежи. Вас тут этому не научат. Кто/что дом. Кому/чему дому. Кем/чем домом. https://elseverina.blogspot.com/2016/02/blog-post_13.html?m=1


                    If anyone is an Hebrew speaker домой means "הביתה"


                    Please is there nothing like d verb "to go" when translated in Russian. Like "IDY"


                    Of course there is: "Я иду домой." means "I am going home". However, such a verb is not required in this translation.


                    I want at home, no i want go at home


                    I want at home, no i want go at home

                    "I want at home" is not correct English, nor is "I want go at home".

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