"Мой папа здесь?"

Translation:Is my dad here?

November 15, 2015



What is the difference between вот and здесь

December 30, 2015


Вот= here is, Здесь= is here

January 18, 2016


I'd say вот is "here is" as in demonstrating where something is, whereas здесь is "here" as in the literal place in which you are situated.

April 18, 2016


I'm inclined to say that "вот" demonstrates the location of something, while "здесь" states the location.

July 10, 2016



February 14, 2019


Вот мы говорим, когда что-то кому-то показываем. Только в начале предложения.Здесь говорится или в начале, или в конце предложения, и переводится как here is, there is, there are.

February 14, 2019


Could someone help me with the pronounciation of здесь? It looks like it would be pronounced 'zdyes,' but I don't think that is what I am hearing.

January 15, 2016

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    It should be /zdʲesʲ/. Е, when used after consonants, is not pronounced /je/. Instead, it's pronouned /e/ and it changes the pronounciation of the previous consonant: it makes it soft (palatised). Ь has the same effect: it makes the preceding consonant soft.

    For more info and examples, please see my answer here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12679198

    If you have trouble pronouncing soft consonants, 'zdyes' might work as a very crude approximation.

    January 15, 2016


    Out of curiosity, isn't "нет" pronounced "nyet"? That seems like it goes against the "after consonants" rule

    March 15, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      I'm not sure how to read "nyet". «Нет» is pronounced /nʲet/ (palatised n, e, dental t). This doesn't break any rules, other words with не- are pronounced in the same way, e.g. не́фть 'oil (mineral)' is pronounced /nʲeftʲ/ (palatised n, e, f [sometimes palatised], palatised t).

      March 15, 2016


      Yes, that is correct. The "e" makes a "ye" sound, hence нет being pronounced nyet

      March 21, 2016


      Hi from english you could pronounce it like "is this" it worked out for me, or from spanish "is dis" though in spanish doesn't mean anything. Just for pronunciation.

      February 8, 2016


      That's just about right. If you're having trouble with the З (Z) at the beginning, you can say "izdies," but try to minimize the vowel before the З and make the с at the end soft, as indicated by the soft-symbol "ь."

      April 18, 2016


      Z-dees (zdees)

      January 22, 2016


      Вот is used to show something whereas здесь is the actual place "here"

      June 21, 2016


      could you say мой папа там ?

      November 15, 2015


      «Там» means "there"

      November 15, 2015


      You could substitute "здесь" for "тут" (which also means "here"), couldn't you?

      December 9, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Yes, you can use either.

        December 10, 2015


        How do I switch to the Russian alphabet ?? I began my first lesson by using English letters, but I want to learn the Cyrrilic ..... can anyone help me ?

        January 2, 2016


        On your phone there may be a language section and all you have to do is download the Russian keyboard

        January 6, 2016


        On a computer it's through control panel where time settings are.

        On a side note if you're going to use Cyrillic you should start at memrise.com

        I tried to start here and was horribly confused. After using memrise a little I find these lessons MUCH easier. It starts of teaching letters and their sounds.

        Keybr.com can help you learn touch typing with Cyrillic keyboard. Just going into the site's settings and change the keyboard layout to Russian. Though you'll need to do it on your computer. Once you've added the Russian keyboard it'll appear the bar on your screen as 2-3 letters. You can click on it to switch manually or press left alt key + shift to quick change between languages.

        May 24, 2017


        Depends on what phone you have, in my case (samsung galaxy A5 (2017) ) next to the spacebar on the left side there is a button, hold it until you can choose the settings (gear wheel) in the settings you can choose languages, just (google russian keyboard samsung) and you will get the name of the language you have to search for, because there are more than one, download it, and now you can switch languages on the spacebar, for example, i have the german layout and the Kyrillic and if i swipe my spacebar to the left or the right i get to the each other keyboard layout :) hope i could help -Bananenmilch :з

        June 28, 2017


        in addition you can say вот здесь to show by your finger the specific place )

        June 28, 2016


        I was told I was wrong when I wrote "My father's here," rather than "My father is here." >_<

        January 27, 2016


        They probably interpreted it as a posessive.

        November 7, 2016


        "here is my dad" is right,right?

        March 8, 2017


        No, sorry: as there's a question mark, the translation needs to have the grammatical form of a closed question (i.e.: 'is my dad here?' - Subject-Verb inversion).

        Hope this helps.

        February 23, 2019


        I know that this answe is wrong, but "is dad here?" Should be accepted in my opinion. When somebody says dad it usually implies that they are talking about their dad.

        March 28, 2017


        I hear "eesdees"

        June 24, 2017


        Как вамивсем повезло. Вы знаете английский.

        November 30, 2017


        May someone help me with "ь, ъ and ы" pronunciation? I'm struggling with 'em

        October 21, 2018
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