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"моя машина"

Translation:my car

November 24, 2015



It'll take a lot of practice until I can hear the difference between "car" - машина and "man" - мужчина

November 24, 2015


Well, the really big differences are 1) The stress is on different syllables (first vs second) 2) The first vowel is а vs у

The stress is particularly important.

December 4, 2015


First syllable in what word?? Both have it on the second

May 30, 2017


Here, maybe Forvo will help. Elsantodel seems to be correct about the stress being in a different spot. The 'oeh' and the 'ah' sound are different as well, but I think they might be easier in actual conversation than Duo's languagebot makes appear.

http://forvo.com/word/%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%88%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0/#ru и http://forvo.com/word/%D0%BC%D1%83%D0%B6%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0/#ru

(If the above doesn't work, just go to 'forvo.com' and look up the words and click on the audio links.)

February 10, 2016


Time to get rid of that language bot and hire an actor, I think

August 25, 2018


машина мужчина mashina muzhchina

January 17, 2018


Why does it sound like it is pronounced машына instead of машина? Is it just a quirk, or is there a rule that makes it like that?

March 16, 2016


It's a rule, after ш, и is pronounced like ы.

March 22, 2016


The Heroic Warriors of Language.

July 9, 2019


I've noticed this word is feminine in all of the languages I speak except for Spanish... it's so weird

December 11, 2015


In Spanish the word Máquina (which I take for an equivalent of мажина) is also feminine, though it is unusual to use it in reference to a car.

May 20, 2016


typo, машина

June 9, 2016


The Russian word for "car" sounds like the English word "machine" which is what a car is.

March 26, 2016


what is the difference between моя and моё? Thanks a lot for the reply!

December 10, 2017


The italian for "car", "macchina" (although a very different pronunciation with the hard c), made me smile at all the crossover.

June 25, 2016


Can you also say : "Моя автомобили" ?

March 21, 2017


Вот Лада!

September 17, 2018


Well, it can be other types of machines too, like моя швейная машина my sowing machine, but I think without specification everybody thinks of cars first.

March 11, 2019
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