"your father and your mother"
Translation:ваш папа и ваша мама
• Ваш папа и ваша мама: (Your dad and your mom).
• Ваш отец и ваша мать: (Your father and your mother).
Obviously папа is a man, but grammatically he is feminine, right? So why isn't it ваша папа,
though папа ends in "а" as a feminine noun, it actually is a masculine noun. That's why you sould use твой/ваш.
Was looking into cms about this. Its strange how they use grammatically femenine nouns and just say... Its masc. :/
Only for you, everything is possible in Russia but speak feminine for a man doesn't make sens. Папа isn't a formal form :)
I read there are some exceptions like <папа> which ends in "a" but we are obviously talking about a masculine noun. I think that the same thing happen with uncle (?).
"А" is used when you're contrasting two things. Here you aren't contrasting anything, so "и" is used.
твои папа и твоя мама
is what I typed -- which is exactly what is in the answer except an accent mark. Why is that accent mark necessary here but nowhere else?
By 'accent mark' do you mean "й"? Й, is it's own separate letter, not just an optional accent on "и". :) And in this case, typing "твои" instead of "твой" changes the word. "Твой" means one masculine thing belongs to you, and "твои" means several things belong to you.
Also the pronunciation is not the same, й is shorter than и, but more importantly, й makes diphthongs, that is, it "sticks" to the preceding vowel creating a single syllable. I believe that it is the only Russian vowel (although it is not "really" a vowel) with that property, that is, there is never more than one vowel per syllable in Russian, unless the й is involved, which always sticks to the neighboring vowel. So твои, which is plural, is two syllables: тво - и, "tva - i" with the accent on the second one, и. While твой, which is masculine singular, is a single syllable in pronunciation: твой, "tvoi", with a short i. I believe that's why Russians struggle to pronounce the english "w" and end up pronouncing a "v" instead: "wa" sounds "more or less" like a "ua", with both vowels together in a single syllable, and there is nothing similar in Russian, since й is so far as I have seen the only diphthong-enabled vowel.
Error!! That translation should be for "your dad and mom" отец и мать are the correct words for father and mother