Can i get a little more clear on the pronunciation of прыгать? The recording sounds like "pru-git", but my elementary understanding of Russian phonetics tells me it should be more like "pri-got"
I often say "ih" for ы as a cheat, but it's pronounced more like "oui" (as in yes in French)
The following link will take you to forvo.com, where you can hear native speakers say each word. If you use a PC, when you get to the page, hover the cursor over the world, then select "open link in new tab", which will present a page with all the listed recordings of each word as spoken by different people. From what I hear at forvo, the computer voice is not accurate at all.
I swear, I stopped counting how many times Duolingo gave me the "___ like(s) jumping" sentence in this lesson.
I tried several translators and they're all region-blocked. What secrets are you keeping?!
Aside from disappointing translit :(
Кенгуру́ and валла́би.
(You can often use Wikipedia as a translator - Interwiki "Languages" links on the left)
You would say: "Дети любят прыгать на кровати"
Or if you want to emphasize 'their', then: Дети любят прыгать на своих кроватях
Любить = love, нравиться = like. (Just in case somebody else has the same doubt.)
Вскакивать means to suddenly jump (or, metaphorically speaking, become active and agitated) from a resting position, presumably sitting or lying.
i'd like to thank duolingo for giving me two seconds to say this in the microphone and marking it wrong before i had a chance to even say one word.
Hey DuoRussian! Why are the flies getting all the attention in this course? We all know that fleas like to jump too!
can a native speaker explain please why the statement ьаскетболист прыгает shows an answer of the basketballer is jumping (jumping is the important word in this comment) and then, дети любят прыгать is kids like jumping as an answer? Is this saying that прыгает and прыгать both mean "jumping"?
Yes, прыгает and прыгать both mean "jumping", but прыгать is an infinitive form (to jump/jumping), while прыгает is a singular form for third person (he or she jumps/is jumping).