"У нас нет сока."

Translation:We do not have juice.

November 14, 2015

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I thought she said сука at first, haha


I'm pretty sure they'd put "Rush B" in the same course if they did that


Was just about to leave the same comment haha :D


Me too. Didn't know we were working on our rude vocabulary today.


У нас нет сука was accepted


I swear i Typed what i heard


I almost choked on my coffee when I heard it


I wonder what the difference in pronunciation is. I don't hear the difference between the two :/.


У (In У*) Is pronounced like English ''oo,'' in moon, but shorter with your lips more rounded and protruded. О (In Сока) Is pronounced like English ''oh,'' in open. But only for it's stressed version. О Can also make an ''ah'' sound in English cot, when it is Unstressed


So the recording of the о is just off?


Me too...!


Я тоже так слышу. Обычно О произносится чётче


There are tips and notes for each lesson, only visible in the web app. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Genitive-Case---1

Tips and notes

In Russian “I have” is expressed by «У меня (есть)» structure. The owner is in the Genitive case.


"The of-case". It is one of the most universal cases. How do you make the forms? Here is the regular pattern:


A zero ending means that the word ends in a consonant or a soft sign (which is just a way to show the final consonant is "soft"). In the Nominative singular, a Russian word can only have the following endings: а, я, о, е, ё ornothing ("zero ending").


If you use «нет» to say that there is "no" something or you do not have it, the object is always in Genitive:

У меня́ есть я́блоко → У меня́ нет я́блока

Здесь есть рюкза́к → Здесь нет рюкзака́.


"of" (possession): яблоко мамы = mom's apple"of" (amount): чашка чая, много чая = a cup of tea, a lot of tea

A huge number of prepositions requires this case. Yes, «у меня есть», «У неё есть» only use «меня» and «неё» because «у» wants Genitive.

For он, она and оно Genitive doubles as a non-changing possessive "his", "her", "their": его, её, их.

initial «н» is used for him/her/them with the majority of prepositions (doesn't affect possessives)


A little side note: some nouns of foreign origin are indeclinable. It means that all their forms are the same. Foreign nouns that end in о/е become like that (кофе, метро, радио, резюме), as well as all nouns that do not fit into Russian declension patterns (see above).

This includes female names that end in anything other than А or Я. A few -ь-ending names are an exception (Любовь and Biblical names like Юдифь).

So, all of the following names are automatically indeclinable: Маргарет, Мэри, Элли, Дженни, Рэйчел, Натали, Энн, Ким, Тесс, Жасмин.


Russian also uses the Genitive to state that someone is "away", "not there": Мамы сейчас нет. In English such use would correspond to "There is no mom at the moment", or even "There is no me now". We are not hard on that particular construction in the course, but it is important to know it all the same.

Added bonus: when a verb directly acts on a noun, the noun is called a direct object and is in Accusative. In Russian, only -а/-я feminine nouns have a unique form for it. Others just reuse Genitive or don't change the word at all (Nominative)


Russian uses.... let's call it "consistent" negation. It means that in negative sentences you are required to use "nothing" instead of "anything", "nowhere" instead of "somewhere" and so on. Let's meet the first of these pronouns:

У меня ничего нет. = I don't have anything.Она ничего не ест. = She doesn't eat anything.

You'll also notice that, unlike standard English, Russian has no rule against using double negatives.

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    thanks this is really helpful


    What form is "сока"?


    Genitive case for "Сок". "Нет" takes the genitive case.


    Noo i want my juice


    What are we going to do with all this gin?!


    Why is "the juice" wrong?


    I was marked wrong for "We do not have THE juice". Would the Russian be different in some way for this?


    So, when I speak Russian to my family, I always said it like "u menya neta soka" like I would add in an "a" after "net" is that wrong?

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      I haven't heard "neta", but saying "netu" (не́ту) in place of "net" (нет) is pretty widespread. It's not considered standard, though, so it's only used in colloquial speech, but not in formal writing.

      Note that "netu" (не́ту) is only used when talking about absence of something. As a general-purpose negative answer, only "net" (нет) is used.


      Ah, maybe it is netu but I say it like neta. Because my parents never formally taught me Russian, I realized how colloquial my Russian is. Like using ест over кушать feels odd.


      Дайте нам сок


      "we haven't any juice" not accepted?!


      I dread the thought of asking "у тебя есть сока" in the wrong neighborhood or company. Depending on the vowel, I might sound like I'm not asking for juice...


      We don't have juiceS? eg. customer: "Hi, may I have some apple juice please." waiter: "Sorry, we don't sell juiceS here."

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        «We don't have juices» would be «У нас нет со́ков».

        "Hi, may I have some apple juice please." waiter: "Sorry, we don't sell juiceS here."

        — Здра́вствуйте, мо́жно мне я́блочного со́ка, пожа́луйста?
        — Извини́те, у нас тут не́т со́ков.


        "We do not have the juice"... Why was that wrong if the correct answer is "We do not have juice"?? It's the same thing! And so far I've not noticed Russian using articles so I'm not sure when they do and don't apply...


        Yes that should be accepted.


        Can someone help me with the classifications of наш, них, нас, etc... I know that they're different per case (e.g. Accusative, Dative, etc...) but I just want to iron out all of the details so I can be confident in future use :)


        Why do we use Coka and not Cok here?


        @mquarmoc - Сока is the genitive singular form of сок. The word нет uses genitive case (it is an example of the "nonexistence or absence" which requires genitive case). You can use singular with it (нет компьютера - there is no computer) or plural (нет компьютеров - there are no computers).

        Here's a page that shows other examples and uses of the genitive case in action: https://www.clozemaster.com/blog/russian-genitive-case/


        So since we have no juice, сок goes in genitive (сока) but if we did have juice,it would go in nominative сок?


        @Ivan133016 - Correct. Whenever you have negation with the word нет it puts the negated thing into genitive case. If you just have the juice, then it would be nominative (У нас есть сок).


        Sorry, English is not my native language...why "we have not juice" was wrong? Thanks


        @Languagecr10 - This is a really simple explanation and you'll find it doesn't cover 100% of situations.

        But, "have not" is generally past tense ("I have not seen the movie yet").

        If we're talking about present tense, then we need "do/does not" ("I do not have the juice").

        Of course there are phrases in the present tense that use "have not" (well, "haven't", like, "I haven't [got] the slightest idea").


        why "the juice" is not accepted?


        This was type what you hear. I typed "У нас нет сока" and had it marked wrong, I am going to stop with Russian unless someone can fix this sort of problem.


        Ohhh its because there are more than one person so juice is plural (сока vs. сок


        No, that's not it. The plural of сок is actually соки. сока is genitive and just remember that you always have to use the genitive case after нет.


        Is adding "the" before juice really wrong? I got "we don't have the juice" wrong


        No it's definitely correct.


        what is the difference between "сок" and "сока"... please anyone explain the terms..I mean they both mean the same JUICE..


        Russian is big on grammar and it has a lot of different word endings/cases for different situations. After the word нет you have to use the genitive case of a word and the genitive case of сок is сока.

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