"Его девушка хочет читать."

Translation:His girlfriend wants to read.

November 14, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apveay

So... is девушка solely and specifically for girlfriend? Cause I remember trying out Duolingo's German for Russian speakers, and Mädchen (girl) translated into девушка


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neon_Iceberg

It depend on the context. If you say "она девушка" - it means "she is a girl", if you say "она его девушка" it means "she is his girlfriend"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/75savard

But how can we differentiate the use of девушка and девочка?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Девочка is a little girl, a minor. Девушка is older, late teens-30, but younger than a "woman" женщина.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lepaslandas

And then you get ба́бушка?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

No. That means "grandmother." That's rude to refer to an elderly stranger as Бабушка.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThiaLuvsMUSTANG

So the "г" in "его" is really pronounced as "v" correct? (In other words not yeaGo, but yeaVo...) Ty in advance! ;p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean_Roy

Correct. In this word, as well as in сегодня, the 'г' is pronounced like 'v.' Also in genitive suffixes, as in всего, своего, моего, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Not "yeaVo." "Yevo."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexF457204

They should teach all of their devotchkas to read :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

devushkas haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ingefromgermany

Is девушка = teenager?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GalvanTivadar

Девушка is any woman between 15 and 60.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

60? Really? So what does she become on her 61st birthday? Женщина?? Старуха?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GalvanTivadar

That was written in the memoirs of a former radio correspondent in Moscow, who also attended university in Moscow. О женщине или старухе он не писал. Maybe there is some overstatement in it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stephenpeckhover

Is "девушка" declined? Shouldn't it be, we are using "его".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

The subject noun is in the nominative case, so it stays девушка. "Его девушка" just means "his girlfriend."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ballerina49

What is the difference between хочет and хотят


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Он/она/оно хочет.

Они хотят.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dionea86

Why is wrong "His girlfriend wants reading"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

That would be "...хочет чтение." "Reading" is a noun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Voynich1024

Я хочу читать на русском языке. But I'm not good enouth yet :(

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