"твоя вещь"

Translation:your thing

November 9, 2015



Why is учителя not accepted? Isn't it a feminine noun (-я)?

November 27, 2015


Just to add, but учителя is an irregular plural. For that reason it has that confused "я" instead of a "Ы" or "И". Hope this helps!

December 22, 2015


To be frank, those "regular" plurals tend to be in minority , making them (dum dum dum dum) - irregular :o

December 22, 2015


They are not in the minority. Currently, I observe my toddler son learning to speak. He figured out that plurals are mostly formed through Ы or И and uses this "rule" to form plurals himself. Sounds funny if his version does not match the proper one :-)

December 22, 2015


This is one of the observations that lead linguist Noam Chomsky to conclude that humans have a language acquisition device in our brains: small children extract the rules of grammar and don't just imitate what they here adults say. Саша our small toddler is having to do it twice - English with Dad, and Russian with Mom.

January 16, 2017


Id agree. I have no clue what the roles are, but i find that i still get the correct more often than incorrect.

November 19, 2018


Goid point StephenWell I followed my 2 kids doing it in English with Dad and Finnish with Mother(s)...... acquiring complicated grammar rules jus tlike that ..while I had to struggle learning the Finnish for years.. it's a ❤❤❤❤❤ being an adult learner

June 29, 2019


I guess it sounds as funny as when someone says "sheeps" or "persons" or "gooses")))

September 6, 2016


Persons is a perfectly fine word... But probably not in the contexts a toddler would use it in (see, for example, https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/people-vs-persons).

June 11, 2017


Although "persons" can be used as a real word, in some ways. But that might be something that had its root in incorrect grammar.

June 10, 2017


Hmm, Olimo, this sounds like a good follow-up for Noahm Chomsky's or Steven Pinker's books.

September 3, 2017


Well that's tricky...I almost picked вешь but couldn't remember if it was in the masculine minority.

January 21, 2017


No, it is plural of the masculine noun "учитель".

November 28, 2015


So this is a masculine noun. http://dictionary.reverso.net/russian-english/%22%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C

but I thought this discussion was about "твоя вещь" translated as "your thing" http://dictionary.reverso.net/russian-english/%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%89%D1%8C

June 10, 2016


It's also about a form exercise (pick the correct option from the drop-down list) which asks students to complete the phrase "твоя ........" with the three options "учителя, вещь, вещи".

August 19, 2017


Really irritating that Duolingo includes an irregular noun that does not follow the rules they themselves tell us to consult before trying to figure out gender. How are we supposed to know that? At this stage we're still at the beginner's stage.

April 23, 2017


What is the difference between вещь and дела? I didn't see anything in the comments about that.

September 16, 2016


Вещь is thing, дела is business. So if you say Это не твой вещи you are saying this isn't your thing (you're not good at this). If you say Это не твоя дела you are saying this isn't your business (none of your business).

April 13, 2017


Shouldn't this be "Это не твои вещи"?

July 7, 2017


Can this also be in the abstract sense like "it's your business, I don't care" ?

Prosto "Da" ili "Nyet" - eto sovsem dostatichno kak otvet :-)

November 20, 2015


Нет. This is "Это твоё дело".

November 20, 2015

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    I suggest having the translation appear on the exercises after they have been completed.

    September 2, 2017


    Yes, I've just got a new version and it also doesn't show the translations for me anymore

    March 10, 2019


    why does only вещь count as correct?

    November 9, 2015


    What else do you suggest?

    November 9, 2015


    isnt твоя meaning it should be feminine, so: твоя учитела??

    December 10, 2015


    Please read the whole thread above.

    December 10, 2015


    The previous long explanation which started with a comment half in Portuguese has been down voted into oblivion, so referring to it doesn't help.

    January 20, 2016


    What thread ? There's no thread on a tablet ! Please don't assume that everyone has the same interface

    January 13, 2016


    Well, you wrote your comment in the very same mentioned thread...

    October 6, 2016


    Isso não era necessário hahaha I hope your 19 lvls of PT was enough to you to get that

    November 10, 2015


    O que não era necessário?

    November 10, 2015


    I saw this thread and got confused about what TheHerring meant too - but for me your discussion also came up on a question where you were given several feminine nouns after ТВОЯ but only ВЕЩЬ was accepted.

    All that to say, I also want to know why this was the only possible answer... :)

    November 10, 2015


    @flint72: "учителя" is the plural for "учитель" which is masculine. The word for female teacher is "учительница". Sometimes "учитель" is also used for female teachers, but the grammatical gender of the word stays masculine. Hope this makes sense.

    November 11, 2015


    Ah, I understand. I guess you have to list all those nouns so that we could check if it's correct to only accept "вещь".

    November 10, 2015


    Ah yes, for some reason this discussion is attached to a drop-down list question, which gives you "твоя" and lets you choose between "вещь", "вещи" and "учителя" to follow it.

    I know why "вещи" is wrong, it's plural, but I don't see why "учителя" is wrong?


    November 11, 2015


    yes, thats what i meant, thank you we were given like 3 different feminine nouns :P

    November 10, 2015


    Это твоя вещь а не моя. (This is your thing and not mine?)

    September 30, 2016


    This translation is correct

    October 6, 2016



    November 17, 2016


    How can you tell which is masculine or feminine from these words "гость, путь, жизнь, читатель, кровь, вещь and парень" they are all the same, soft sign after consonant and these are not the only ones.

    June 27, 2018


    On www.google.translate, ВЕЩв is pronounced viech not vich

    March 22, 2016


    That's how she says it. Viesch.

    April 16, 2016


    So ending in я is feminine, except when it's not. Sure, that helps a lot. And when я isn't a feminine ending there is some other magic trick to use to tell. How helpful

    November 23, 2017


    So one thing that ends in я matches another thing that ends in я, except when it doesn't. Not very helpful, and of course NO explanation. Duolingo Duo-standard, as usual

    November 26, 2017


    If I were you, I would DEMAND my money back (rolls eyes)

    June 6, 2018


    Where can we find grammar rules on Duolingo?

    October 17, 2017


    They're at the start of the unit, but you can see them only from your computer.

    April 9, 2018


    Difference between вешь and дела?

    October 20, 2018


    ...and voilá! You are right there to advise him

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    March 7, 2017


    iz be a babyA! wah wah wah (DUN DUN DUN!) NOPE I BE TEN

    March 7, 2017
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