"Мама пьёт сок, а папа пьёт чай с молоком."

Translation:Mom is drinking juice and dad is drinking tea with milk.

November 23, 2015



Wtf it didn't accept "Mama is drinking juice and papa is drinking tea with milk."

April 8, 2016


Would love to read an explanation for that, too!

December 28, 2016


The explanation is that Duo limits the number of answers we can accept for a single sentence, and with each new translation you add for a given word the number grows exponentially. "Papa" seems like a fairly serious omission though so I added it at the expense of some other theoretically possible but less likely sentences. Daddy, father, dad, and papa are all now accepted, but some other forms that have been suggested such as pop and poppa will not be.

October 22, 2017


I have the same question.

July 15, 2017


What is the difference between "а" and "и"? Do they both mean "and"?

December 3, 2015


Yes they do, but they are used differently. "а" is used to join parts of the sentence together and "и" is used to say that things are together. So imagine you want to say "I'm eating fish and chips and you are not!" The first "and" in "fish and chips" would be "и", and the 2nd one which joins the sentence would be "а". Not sure if I explained it well, but read this: http://www.rus-on-line.ru/Exercises/Grammar/13-grammar.html

December 21, 2015


Makes sense. Thank you!

December 24, 2015


Я ем рыбу и чипс, а ты не ешь!

December 28, 2018


Sometimes yes, but a means I have a trouser but you have a pullover.And и means I Have a trouser and a pullover.Ok

November 20, 2017


why is the "M" on the end of молоко?

November 23, 2015


it is the form used with "с". There will be more on it much later ("Instrumental"). For now, memorizing "с молоком" is enough if you want stuff with some milk.

November 23, 2015


Is instrumental case used for anywhere involving "with"? I thought it was for doing something using or by means of another object.

April 11, 2018


Well, с requires it (when you mean "with"), as do за, под, перед, над.

The Instrumental is also used on its own. Here are a few uses:

  • Она рисует карандашом. = She is drawing with a pencil.
  • Флаг унесло ветром. = The flag was carried away by wind.
  • Здание спроектировано нашим лучшим специалистом. = The building was designed (structurally and architecturally) by our best expert.
  • Вечером Василий пришёл домой совершенно пьяным. = In the evening, Vasiliy returned home completely drunk.
  • Походка капитана показалась мне странно знакомой. = The captain's gait seems strangely familiar to me.
April 11, 2018


So may i not use prepositions if i use instrumentals in a sentence

May 3, 2018


So I put "Mom is drinking juice, dad is drinking tea with milk" and it said I was wrong why.

June 8, 2016


"а" is a small but VERY important part of the sentence. It is used to contrast 2 things, so you need to add "and."

October 7, 2016

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    Now, reviewing the favourite drinks of all the relatives would be a hit!

    October 17, 2016


    Am I the only person that says "fruit juice", as opposed to just "juice"? Is it British/American?

    July 30, 2018


    It rejected Mama and Papa as translations for those answer (said the correct answer was mama and dad). ???

    July 14, 2017


    What can't the "a" mean "but" here?

    April 17, 2018


    "A" shows an opposition so I think "whereas" is nustified

    June 17, 2018


    In India, tea with milk is tye regular tea

    December 17, 2018


    Its odd that I said it correctly. And yet it did not register.

    December 31, 2018


    Wtf milk+tea how lemon vs milk? :O

    February 9, 2019


    I never saw the word juice in my words to pick from

    March 31, 2019
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