"Мои кошки пьют молоко."

Translation:My cats drink milk.

November 22, 2015



Kittens drink milk. Cats do not. Cats are lactose intolerant as adults. /pendant

November 22, 2015


They might be intolerant to it/shouldn't drink it, but in my experience it doesn't stop them drinking it.

November 26, 2015


So what! In the Portuguese lessons there are birds that read the newspaper and dogs that write books. This is a language course, not a course about cats.

July 28, 2017

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    I’m pretty sure in my Granny’s village most villagers gave their cats milk, and well, they drank it.

    Kittens would be «котя́та» (singular is котёнок; it has an irregular plural), although I doubt this word is introduced in the course.

    November 23, 2015


    Adult cats will drink milk when offered, particularly if there's no obvious choice (like just water instead). That doesn't mean it is particularly good for them.

    December 2, 2015


    Pedant* /pedant

    May 7, 2016


    my cats drink milk for years and there is no problem

    May 26, 2019


    Why is it пьют? In the previous lessons it said that пьёт has the same meaning as пьют. Is this another rule im unaware of?

    January 11, 2016

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      Verbs in present and future tense change to show who is doing the action. There's a

      • 1st person singular (я пью 'I drink') and
      • 1st person plural forms (мы пьём 'we drink'),
      • 2nd person singular/informal (ты пьёшь 'you drink') and
      • 2nd person plural/formal forms (вы пьёте 'you drink'), and
      • 3rd person singular (она пьёт 'she drinks', also used with any singular nouns) and
      • 3rd person plural forms (они пьют 'they drink', also used with any plural noun).

      English only distinguishes 3rd person singular (a cat drinks vs. I/you/we/they drink), but Russian distinguishes 6 forms.

      You can see the forms of any verb in the Wiktionary. Don't worry if these forms seem overwhelming, most of them follow more-or-less regular patterns and you'll learn them in this course.

      January 11, 2016


      Is it me, the audio, or does пьют sound very much like пьёт?

      November 27, 2015


      I heard the pronunciation of пьют in forvo and it clearly must sound as "pyut". Here at duolingo I clearly hear "pyot".

      November 24, 2016


      ё should as 'yo' and ю as 'yu' like u-niverse as far as i know so right

      January 10, 2016

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        No, the pronounciation is OK.

        December 1, 2015


        I think it's just a practice thing. It sounds fine to me.

        January 10, 2016


        How does one soften the "п" in "пьют"?

        August 19, 2016


        why do i hear pyot instead of pyoot ?

        October 6, 2016


        Is there any indication of when the sentence shows the difference between the two statements : the cat drinks , and, the cat is drinking?

        February 25, 2017

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          No, Russian doesn't have this distinction.

          February 27, 2017


          Most adult animals can not drink milk. (They can't handle lactose), So, milk is really not good for them. Cats included.

          Did you know, that the reason a lot of humans can drink milk is due to a mutation? Those who are "lactose intolerant" do not have that mutation. I learned this in my one collage class. We learned that most animals produce a kind of enzyme called "Lactase" very early on in youth, but stop producing it into adulthood. And Lactase, is what allows one to break down Lactose. The mutation that humans can have, is one where the body keeps producing the enzyme, well into adulthood, thus, allowing them to drink milk. (Just something Interesting that I thought I'd share)

          May 25, 2017


          why мои not мое?

          October 15, 2016


          мое is for singular neutral words; мои for plural, like in this case.

          October 15, 2016


          Isn't моё for single neutral words?

          March 30, 2018

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            Моё and мое are two ways to spell the same thing. Dots over ё are optional.

            (Yes, when they are left out, you need to guess where е is pronounced ye and where it’s pronounced yo. Which is pretty difficult for the words you don’t know, especially for names. Sometimes people guess incorrectly: Хрущёв is rendered Khrushchev, even though he’s actually Khrushchyov.)

            March 30, 2018


            Они не должны!

            November 19, 2017


            Is молоко into the accusative case?

            May 18, 2018

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              It’s a neuter nouns. For neuter nouns, accusative case always looks same as nominative. (Just like in Latin.)

              May 18, 2018


              Would "the milk" be wrong in this context? If so, how would Russian make the distinction?

              December 13, 2018



              February 24, 2019


              i said the same thing

              March 23, 2017
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