"Dad is in the café."
Translation:Папа в кафе.
Really frustrated with the russian characters, i have my keyboard set to russian but cannot figure out where on earth the right letters are! Btw any chance we could see the Latin answers as well as the russian ones, as for me as a beginner russian letters are still very alien
What you can do is turn on the onscreen keyboard and type using that or use it as a guide and touch type. You could also print out an image of the layout for the russian keyboard and use that as a guide. Another possibility is to use a phonetic keyboard.
I don't know if there'll ever be an option to see both the Latin and Cyrillic at the same time, but in the meantime you can print out a pronunciation guide for the alphabet. There's one in the tips & notes of the first lesson, hopefully that can help you get used to the letters. With practice you'll get it!
I found this resource in another discussion on duo: http://www.keybr.com
Go to "practice" then from there, "settings," then "keyboard layout" and change the language to Russian.
It starts with just a few letters, and increases them as your ability to type them increases. (You can also force it to add more letters, or reduce the number of letters, if you don't like its pace.)
Practice a few minutes every day; it helps!
Russian does not assign the standard neuter -о/-е/-ё pattern to loanwords that end that way (e.g., кафе, радио, видео, пюре) and does not assign a native pattern to loanwords ending in -и, -ю, -у, -э either (такси, суши, кенгуру, Джереми, каратэ, Хонсю).
Such nouns are indeclinable, i.e. all their forms are the same. This is why кафе is in the base form in this sentence.
Usually, you do not have to download anything. Enabling input in other languages depends on whether you are working from your computer or a device.
On Windows, it is in Control Panel → Time and Language → Language (or something like Control Panel → Clock, Language and Region → Change Keyboards).
On mobile devices it is somewhere in you Settings → General or System Settings, then "Input" or "Keyboards".