"What is your dog's name?"
Translation:Как зовут вашу собаку?
"Как вашу собаку зовут?" was marked incorrect. This is exactly the same word order as the (I believe) standard "Как вас зовут?". Should it not be accepted?
I tried 'Как твою собаку зовут' and it was said wrong, so I guess: maybe there is a standard order here, as "your dog" is not a pronoun but a longer group. Please someone correct me!
Yes, the neutral word order is that pronouns (when they are direct objects) go before verbs, and nouns go after. «Как вашу собаку зовут?», however, is not incorrect per se; it’s just using an emphatic word order, i.e. it has another connotation – something like “What’s your dog’s name again?” or “And your dog, what is it’s name?” Same is true for «Как тебя зовут?» (neutral) / «Как зовут тебя?» (emphatic).
I also put this for exactly the same reason. Thanks, Gwenci, for your explanation. Though I feel the answer could well have been given in those terms - something like an alternative response.
The hover-over hints on these exercises are particularly unhelpful for the times I forget "как зовут"...it's nowhere to be mentioned.
Называется is used when speaking of inanimate nouns, so you wouldn’t use it for a dog.
What is твою? Wiktionary doesn't have it as a declension of твой: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9
Does accusative normally go at the ending of the sentence? The exercise reads "what name is your dog" and assuming вашу собаку as accusative, correct?
Why not "Как зовут твой собаку" as a translation of "What is your dog's name? Thanks
No, твоего́ is the masculine animate accusative. Твою́ is the feminine animate accusative which is what's needed here.
Why is the dog is in the accusative case? It didn't denote an action done towards the dog. Enlighten me, thanks!
but i don't even see the verb in this (orginal) sentence! I am a little confused
I tried "Как зовут у тебя собаку" and it was marked wrong in favor of "как зовут вашу собаку". Doesn't my answer mean the exact same thing, or is this another confusing Russian rule?