"У тебя есть чай?"

Translation:Do you have tea?

November 13, 2015



I cannot believe "do you have any tea?" is an incorrect answer for the above. When oh when will it be understood that there is a difference between British & American English? Please please, Duolingo: take fluency into account. Thanks.

January 20, 2016



August 7, 2016


I think it should not be marked as incorrect. I understand , however, that having"any" in the main would have a bunch of people saying, "I don't see a word that means "any""
Lol... Is this a phrase..? "Existence breeds opposition'?

August 11, 2018


The Genitive declension goes on the thing being possessed, right? Like "Do you have tea". If so, does чай not have a declension?

November 13, 2015


The possessor is the one in the genitive case (here it's тебя) and the thing being possessed is in the nominative case

November 13, 2015


Don't forget, that the nominative case IS a declension. It's just typically presented as the default form.

November 30, 2015


Okay not to be stupid but the speaker's accent is pronouncing Chai in a way that sounds like чей. And while accents are an important consideration in learning language, we typically don't let Bostonians influence foreigners' linguistic experience.

November 30, 2015


Unfortunately the course uses a TTS program and not a real speaker so there are occasionally mispronunciations. I would recommend forvo.com if you want to hear more examples of pronunciation by native speakers.

November 30, 2015


Gah. That makes sense. We should source volunteer Russians to do the audio with one or five moderators for quality control!

December 8, 2015


I believe one of the moderators mentioned before that duolingo's policy is to use a TTS program if one is available rather than a real speaker.

December 8, 2015


That's a relief! I thought I was the only one hearing чай as "che". Unfortunate, though, that the audio is still the same after three months.

March 8, 2016


I just typed 'do you have tea' and got wrong, why is that?

September 6, 2016


Do you have some tea" is also incorrect. Is it possible that the question's case is depended upon the assumption that there are "some" of whatever?

October 12, 2016


"Some" is expressed with the partitive case.

July 10, 2018


i drink tea

November 29, 2016


Do you have the tea is marked wrong. The use of articles in English often refers to specificity. If I was in a restaurant and said, "Do you have tea," I am asking if they serve tea in general. If I say, "Do you have the tea," I could be asking my shopping partner if they have placed a box of tea in the shopping cart. I don't know how one would indicate this kind of specificity in Russian.

May 21, 2018
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