"Моя мама не любит громкую музыку."

Translation:My mom does not like loud music.

November 17, 2015



why is it громкую музыку as opposed to громкaя музыка.?

November 17, 2015


"Громкую музыку" is the accusative form, since "Loud music" is the direct object, the noun and its adjective have to take the accusative form.

November 17, 2015


Why not громку ??????

August 22, 2016


Adjectives decline differently than nouns.

"Громкую" is the feminine accusative form. "Громку" isn't any form.

August 22, 2016


It's obvious you're right, so this is a complaint about Duo, not about you:

Duo's Tips say that the accusative is the same as the nominative declension of adjectives. Obviously, this is wrong. Or it's only partly right, with the other part left out of the tips.

September 5, 2017


From Duo Tips, accusative:

'Neuter nouns and feminine nouns with a final -ь (e.g., «мы́шь») use the Nominative form'

feminine nouns ending in -а / -я have a separate form -а/-я > -у/-ю

громкая (-ая) > громкую

September 18, 2017


Why is 'dislikes' considered a wrong answer?

February 7, 2016


Probably an oversight, report it.

March 16, 2016


Reported today. (My answer: "my mom dislikes loud music")

February 15, 2017


I don't know if it's relevant to Russian, but there's a difference between "not like" and "dislike". I can not like something by being indifferent to it - I don't know about something, so I don't like it and I don't dislike it. If I dislike something, it means I have a definite negative opinion about something. The two things are not the same, although people often use the two verbs as synonyms.

September 5, 2017


Are the double sounds pronounced or just written? I mean, I hear 'gromku' as in громку and not 'grómkuyu' or similar. Same for ая ending or the even more confusing яя. Are they 'aya' and 'yaya' respectively?

June 9, 2016


Громкую is pronounced with an "oo-yoo" sound at the end - see here. I don't think that the яя has a yaya sound - see here or here. Instead, I regard it more as a "yuh-yuh" sound - see rules for vowel reduction here, which indicates that after the stress, the я takes what that page describes in section 6.3 as a "yuh" sound, or an apostrophized schwa. (I may have made up the word "apostrophized." Sorry.) Since both я's are after the stressed vowel, they are both reduced.

I do not think the Duolingo audio is fantastic on pronouncing this particular instance of громкую.

July 6, 2017


Tips and notes is missing info on accusative feminine...

September 26, 2017


I can't copy and paste texts here on Duolingo, but you can read StevenSambora's comment.

July 21, 2018


I thought "do not like..." should be не нравится..., whereras не любите is unnatrual, as a Dler pointed out in a relevant discussion.

May 3, 2018


Me too. I had to choose from given words so I had no choice but when this sentence comes up again, i am sure to make this exact mistake. Can anyone point out to me why не нравится is wrong here?

December 21, 2018


"My mum does not love loud music" Why is this wrong?

April 1, 2017


Mainly, "любит" means "he/she loves" only when the object is a person; otherwise (as here) it means "he/she likes." https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Infinitive%2C-Likes-and-Dislikes

I'm not sure about "Mum." Here's the course policy: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Basics-1 "Just to make it clear, we are using American English in this course—but don't worry, we will accept all versions of English where appropriate. Just be careful around expressions like 'bathroom' or '1st floor', because these may mean different things than what you are used to." (Dinner/supper is a big one.)

April 1, 2017



April 4, 2017


I don't know how to make an accusative form from adjectives somebody please help me.

October 12, 2017


My friend, try this site - it will help you see the patterns of the endings: http://www.russianlessons.net/grammar/adjectives.php

I always also recommend this site: en.OpenRussian.org - since it is an online, searchable dictionary that has (just about every) adjective you can think of, as well as all the declensions.

July 17, 2018



June 11, 2018


I wrote : Моя мама не любит громкую музыку . The answer was the exactly same sentence as a correction. Please correct this error of the machine.

February 6, 2019
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