it is me or this new voice sounds like мартол
Same here. And when you check the word itself, it is a different pronunciation ending with an "a"
Of course, right is марта, "а" is in the end of the word
Why does she say начало март-ооо?
I have the same question. I know о is often pronounced а, but I didn't know the opposite is possible too.
no it's a mistake lol
'марта' is in the genitive, correct?
Yes, "of + noun" is translated as genitive case.
Confused. When I click only on марта it says "martA", but when I click on the audio symbol for the whole phrase it says "... martO"
Marta is also an italian name :D
I cannot believe it
When can we know the sentence structure is xxx of xxx
Марта here is the genetive of март. Genetive typically means "of...".
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Beware the ides of march!
how does the word "of" get used. Is it always used with nachalo???
Could you clarify your question, please? Considering that "of" is an English word while "начало" is a Russian word, one can be pretty sure they are not used together in any form or shape.
No, its the English version of genitive. Its there bc марта is in genitive case.
And "начал март" would be March has started?
It would mean "March has started [something]". "Начал" is a transitive verb so it requires a grammatical object. "March has started [itself]" would be "начался март".
In exercise Time-and-numbers/5, марта in "начало марта" is clearly pronounced as /marto/. I know that "o" is very often pronounced /a/ in Russian, but is "a" really ever pronounced /o/?
No, it's an audio mistake. This question was already asked and answered higher on this page.
but until now, never corrected