"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.
In english it would mean mom (I) want a snake
No, but you need a comma separating the vocative from the verb, or else it would look like you conjugated wrongly
Мама, хочу змею.
Is змею the accusative case?
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
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.
And that's when Natalia started listening to Taylor Swift
Hopefully a passing phase.
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
Ого! (Малыш маме) Я хочу змею!
Why does the kid want a snake?
Should you accept this answer?
What's your answer?
"Рано тебе еще жениться, сынок" - ответила мама.
"You aren't ready to marry yet" mom answered.
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
Who needs a snake?
Just get a dog or cat
Actually i want a Cat but ok ... snake is fine too.