"Ты хочешь салат?"

Translation:Do you want salad?

November 12, 2015



Why wouldn't 'Do you want the salad' be correct? Like if you ordered if from a menu? Mine was marked wrong.

September 23, 2017


The very same happened to me. I did not think it would make too much difference seen as how Russian has no direct translation of the articles, "a" and "the"

December 12, 2017


Would "do you want some salad" work?

November 12, 2015


This noun has a special partitive form, so if you want to say ”some salad”, you can ask «не хочешь салату?».

November 12, 2015


Не хочешь салата is also possible

November 19, 2015


I'm confused now. I get (I think) "салата" because you've changed it to genitive which is used for parts of a whole or "some". But the "Не" I don't understand.

November 28, 2015


Не is "not", so the sentence translates to something like "don't you want some salad" or "how about having some salad". It can be omitted no problem though - (не) хочешь салат/а/у?

December 8, 2015


"салата" would be the normal genitive. "салату" would be the partitive genitive.

Some special masculine nouns take "- у(ю)" when in the partitive genitive sense, e.g "чай=чаю".

more on it here

December 27, 2015


Is салат the nominative form? I assume this is the accusative case; so according to the rules as I understand them an inanimate masculine noun would remain in nominative form.

October 20, 2016


How do you say :do you want some salad Using the plural form of you

May 23, 2018


"Вы хотите..."

July 20, 2018


I typed do you want salad ERROR... ??????

June 26, 2019
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