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"Дайте мне вашу тарелку."

Translation:Give me your plate.

November 10, 2015



дать is an irregular verb. Here are the conjugations;

я дам

ты дашь

он/она/оно даст

мы дадим

вы дадите

они дадут

Imperatives are дайте (formal) and дай (informal)


above are the future forms

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    Wait- Isn’t it in this way?

    Я даю Ты даёшь Он/она/оно даёт Мы даём Вы даёте Они дают


    Those are the conjugations of дава́ть, which is the imperfective verb while дать is the perfective one.

    [deactivated user]

      Informal imperative sounds almost like its italian counterpart: «Дай мне» - "Dai a me"


      Do you have a link to a good online conjugation site?

      I tried one, and the verbs it listed for дать didn't have the same conjugations - which also didn't match Duo.


      I got this website from someone else, it is in German though: http://dict.leo.org/russisch-deutsch/%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D1%82%D0%B5?side=left

      When you for example, enter читаю in the searchbar it will give you the infinitive читать, which is neat imo. To find the conjugations click on the table sign left of the verb.


      I'll give it a shot. As long as it conjugates the Russian, it doesn't matter what the translation is. It will be interesting to see how the German declines. Who knows, after Russian, German will be easy. Right? ;-)'


      Hmm, this phrase could be useful for a robbery :-)


      Or if you wanted to do dishes. Who would want to steal a plate? Besides one made out of rare metals, of course.


      Does Russian use тарелка also to mean "dish" as in "meal", as piatto means in Italian?

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      It doesn't. "Dish" is блюдо—in both meanings (probably, used more often for meals).


      Can anyone explain why дайте sometimes needs мне with it, and sometimes doesn’ t, both times translating as “give me”?

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      Easy. English essentially requires "give" to have a destination, Russian дать in requests is fine with the destination "to me" implied. Since we have to translate our sentences into English, we sometimes include мне even though in reality you may not need it.
      It is especially rare in requests where the giving party might be expected to cooperate or willing to provide the object you ask for.


      I wrote: Give me your bowl. What's wrong in this one? :) thanks!


      "Bowl" and "Plate" are not exactly the same


      What's the difference between ты and вы


      Ты is informal, like when you'd speak to a friend. Вы is formal and therefore reserved for talking to strangers, your boss, older relatives, etc. The same format pops up across most of the romance and germanic languages, so it's a very useful distinction to make if you continue to study languages

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      We do not, as a rule, use «вы» to talk to our older relatives anymore (despite what 19th century Russian literature may lead you to believe). Relatives you are less familiar with, like, your aunt you rarely ever met or your grandmother's brother, can qualify as "strangers" but your parents and grandparents do not.


      You are very useful, thank you for taking your time to help us.


      Why is дайте меня wrong?


      If you use the pronoun you have to use dative мне because you are the indirect object.


      Would this sentence be a very polite ("Дайте мне вашу тарелку)


      Nope. But hey, Duo doesn't care.


      Thank you PecanGold


      Is дайте мне тарелку ваша the same?


      incorrect. You can say ДАЙТЕ МНЕ ТАРЕЛКУ ВАШУ but it sounds unusual, kind of poetry ))


      Я с вами согласен, неправильно Duolingo произносить слово "дайте", когда слушаю только одно слово, а не всё предложение. :( Я знаю прекрасно русский язык, a учу английский ... I agree with you, it's wrong Duolingo to say the word "дайте", when I listen to only one word, not the whole sentence. :( I know Russian perfectly, and I learn English ...


      This may sound dumb, but what is ваша compared to твой? Don't they both mean your?


      This is not a dumb question at all. ваша is plural, meaning you're referring to a plate that belongs to more than one person (though probably in this case the person is asking for each of her guests' plate, and not the one in common); твой means the object belongs to one person.


      мне is the 1st person singular in the Dative case right?


      again the waiters are fighting over customers once again.


      So what would the informal version of this sentence look like? I saw in the comments that дайте becomes Дай, but i have never seen ты in the accusative form before.

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      That depends on how straightforward you get. The default way to make it informal is Дай мне твою тарелку or Дай мне свою тарелку—directly parallel to the sentence in the title.

      • note that свой "oneself's" is a bit more natural when the possessor is the same as the subject. Still, you often see usual possessives in more formal signs and announcements ("Упакуйте ваши покупки здесь"~"Wrap up your purchases here")

      Мне is kind of obvious here (your mileage may vary, depending on context). Russian does no strictly require it here, unlike English. So it might even be Дайте свою(вашу) тарелку / Дай свою(твою) тарелку.

      If the person obviously would give you the plate upon your request (e.g., you are washing plates and the person is holding them for you) you can use the imperfective verb to tell them to hand it over right now: «Давай тарелку». (in the absence of such motivation it is rude)


      Why is it тарелку? It should not be accusative because there is no verb acting on the тарелка.


      The verb дайте is acting directly on it. "Give me your plate"/ "give your plate to me".

      Your plate is the direct object. Me is the indirect object.


      Как сказать 'Give me your "plates".'? In other words: what does the accusative plural look like?

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      It is ваши тарелки. In the plural, you use the same form as the Nominative for objects and the same form as the Genitive for living beings

      (though, you should be careful with things that are sort of like persons, i.e. ghosts, humanoid robots or dolls).


      I'm getting confused here. I looked up вашу and it says it's acc fem. But why?

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      It is because тарелка is feminine, and it is also in the Accusative (тарелку)


      Ah, yes. I missed that. Thanks


      If this is adressed to multiple people, could it mean that each of you has a plate and I'd like each of you to give me your plate, like in French? Or could it only be one singular plate?


      Why is "pass me your plate" not accepted? I would rarely say "give me your plate" in English as it sounds rude. For normal conversation I'd always say "pass me your plate".


      Is "вашу" the accusative form of your?


      Accusative singular feminine, specifically.

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