Is змею the accusative case?
"мама хочу змею" is wrong?
Since the verb tells you who is doing the action the pronoun should not be required. At least that is my understanding from the three years of Russian I took more than forty years ago.
It's accepted now.
No, but you need a comma separating the vocative from the verb, or else it would look like you conjugated wrongly
Мама, хочу змею.
In english it would mean mom (I) want a snake
I can't imagine a context in wich I could say that sentence
If you want a pet snake and ask your mom for one ;)
omg, you're right
Would it work for a toy snake, as well? I suppose that would greatly broaden the range of opportunities to use the sentence.
You don't have kids? They want the strangest pets on a whim.
I put in "мама, я хочу змея", and it accepted it as a typo even though I used nominative instead of accusative. Should count as incorrect.
Unfortunately, Duolingo's Russian course accepts a whole bunch of things as "typos" that are actually crucial failures to gather the lesson's focus topic.
Granted. Always a good idea to check the discussions.
And that's when Natalia started listening to Taylor Swift
Юст вэйт онтил ши стартс листэнинг ту лэйди Гага! ;)
Idea: This cyrillic alphabet could be used as text message encryption!
This hurt my head. Ow.
Hopefully a passing phase.
"Рано тебе еще жениться, сынок" - ответила мама.
"You aren't ready to marry yet" mom answered.
What part of speech is Mom in this sentence and why do we use nominative case here? I thought it would be accusative.
You are addressing your mother, so normally that would be a vocative.
According to the dictionary, the Ukrainian vocative of мама is мамо.
I wonder why they use a nominative instead.
It could either be vocative or nominative. The vocative of мама is мам. duolingo accepts this answer
Why does the kid want a snake?
Who needs a snake?
Just get a dog or cat
My first answer was
Я хочу змею
Correct answer .. хошемь ...
I thought ???????!!!!??
Next ...same Q
I answered as suggested
It should have been... я хочу
Actually i want a Cat but ok ... snake is fine too.
When змею and when змея? Thanks
Мама: У нас уже есть змея. Видеш твой папу!
Но у нас уже есть змею дома. ))
I did a typo in English, just one letter and was marked as wrong. Im here to learn russian, not English :/ now i only have 1 life left.
OK, here is a ticket to Florida. Go catch a 10 meter long python. Or go to Arizona and find a pet rattlesnake
I can only hear this kid in my mind saying this to his mom like Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers: "Mom!!! THE MEATLOAF!!!!!"
"Мама!! Я хочу ЗМЕЮ!!!"