"This is my pizza."
Translation:Это моя пицца.
The difference between мой, моя and моё is the gender. Masculine, feminine and neuter.
So how do we know which gender to use? Is it based on the gender of the speaker?
I would love for someone to answer this. How do you know what gender a word is??
In general if it ends in а or я its femenine, if it ends in consonants its nasculine, and if it ends in a vowel that is not а or я its neuter. There are few exception like дада (dad) masculine, but not too many.
What are the consenants and vowels, is there a lesson feature to duolingo? I still dont know what ж, щ, х, ч sound like.
If it ends with... о, е- neutral а, я,(ь)- feminine Any other letter (+ь)- masculine
If you don't know ь is a letter that softens the letter before it for example in мальчик the letter ь softens the letter л so you say it a bit softer than you isually would.
It is something you have to learn as you go. Like German every word has a gender.
When Talking about a Male, You can usually notice that the word ends with the English equivalent of O or I. When Talking about a Female, You can notice That The Word ends with The English equivalent of A.
For example, "Maya" Can be seen as, "Mine" when A Female is Talking, Or You can say "Mayo" For when a Male is talking. Or In different Terms, A Male can also say "Moi" Which also means "Mine" except its used in different situations- Ahh, Its so complicated even for me! And I've spent my whole life speaking Russian, Haha.
How do i know when to use мой and моя? I know that they're based on gender (masculine and feminine) , but why doesn't мой work here too?
How do you learn how to spell this? I have a keyboard but I don't know any of the sounds of the letters.
ё/Ё - yō (as in yogurt)
й/Й - y (as in play)
ц/Ц - ts (as in parents)
у/У - ū (as in pool)
к/К - k (as in kite)
е/Е - ye (as in gell [transcribed, 'е' is usually just an e, but it makes more of a 'ye' sound])
н/Н - n (as in never)
г/Г - g (as in good)
ш/Ш - sh (as in shop)
щ/Щ - shch (the closest sound I can use as an example is 'borscht'; it pushes more air than 'sh')
з/З - z (as in zap)
х/Х - kh (as in happy [used as just an 'h' sound, used for laughter "хахаха/hahaha"])
ъ/Ъ - hardens a consonant
ф/Ф - f (as in fail)
ы/Ы - ea (as in meal, but this sound is more difficult to pronounce for native English speakers. You can look up videos on the subject)
в/В - v (as in veal, used as a 'w' in certain cases, see 'википедия/wikipedia')
а/А - a (as in always)
п/П - p (as in prince)
р/Р - r (as in regal, but in some cases rolled and in some cases hardened)
о/О - o (unstressed, as in ostrich; stressed, as in oval)
л/Л - l (as in lush)
д/Д - d (as in dog)
ж/Ж - zh (as in casual)
э/Э - e (as in empty)
я/Я - ya (as in yard)
ч/Ч - ch (as in chop)
с/С - s (as in sand)
м/М - m (as in milk)
и/И - i (as in the y in bunny)
т/Т - t (as in time)
ь/Ь - softens a consonant
б/Б - b (as in bus)
ю/Ю - yu (as in amuse)
Sorry if this seems a bit long, but I know Duolingo doesn't go over sounds that the characters make :)
http://www.russianforeveryone.com/RufeA/Lessons/Introduction/Alphabet/Alphabet.htm here is a website I found that has a list of every sound and spoken examples
You can download gboard, Google's keyboard app. Then go to settings and include Russian as a language. To switch between languages press on the globe on the bottom left of the keyboard
You can download a russian keyboard (even with your standard android keyboard in settings.)
It would be helpful for the Russian lessons to have questions drilling us on the sounds of the letters like French and arabic do.
Type your question on google serch but include the device you are using, Samsung note 8, iphone, tablet... you should get some result s from your search
In mobile devices go to settings and language. In PC go to language setting in lower right corner, then add a the russian language, go to options in the russian keyboard you just added and select mnemonic keyboard.
Keyboard russian... configure, go to languages and add the Russian language on your keyboard
I have a keyboard that is very easy to change to another language on the keyboard, it's called KIKA, just add the language there
Why is "ето" instead of "это" is accepted as a correct answer throughout this course? I don't get it.
Because the letter е has two sounds, the letter э is the way to say the second sound of the letter E, they are interchangeable as long as they make the same sound (I suck at explaining stuff, sorry)
How do you spell пицца with the English alphabet? I can't type Russian alphabet on my computer
I dont understand why: This is my pizza=Это моя пицца But not Это мой пицца It doesnt state the gender. I think that both should be accepted.
"Pizza" is what has the "gender". Since the Russian word for pizza ends in the "а" sound, it is a feminine word. So you use "моя"
That's where you're wrong. You cannot make the rules of a language bend to your will because you don't understand a rule. пицца is a feminine noun, therefore it takes the моя form. that's a defined rule of the language.
Please help I don't have a Russian keyboard and the romanized version doesn't seem to work. What to do??
Please read other comments and replies, other people have said time and time again how to download a Russian keyboard. But, since we're here, if you're on a computer, go to:
Settings>Time&Language>Region&Language>Add A Language and then select Russian from the list (you can type it into the search bar at the top of the screen.)
How do you write the Russian words without the Russian alphabet and no word bank?