"Он думает, что мама дома."

Translation:He thinks that mom is at home.

3 years ago

51 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dusics95
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Little did he know she was in Dimitri's bedroom.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyNameIsEd1995

Get a lingot you beautiful creature!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DimitrieGr

I plead not guilty!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
ptoro
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You know what would be really helpful? If this usage of что were in the Tips and Notes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Omerorc

and add the notes to the mobile! ill keep fighting for it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kmgr84ce
Kmgr84ce
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I know right! it better be in the next update

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nihaoearth12

The really crucial notes still have not been added by them! At least we have an extremely buggy and not that useful clubs feature which you don't really need to complete the course! Its like they are just assuming what mobile users want instead of actually demanding for...

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/detailaddict

My only understanding of что prior to this lesson was "what".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P-Code
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Yes, I definitely agree! I was confused when I first saw this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZaidRockso
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can't you say он думает мама дома? in alot of the excercises it seemed that " That " would usually be omitted

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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sometimes we say so, but with что it sounds better.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresZumaran
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And how would I say "He thinks that this is mom's house"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mightypotatoe
mightypotatoe
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"Он думает, что это мамин дом"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LDbag
LDbag
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Why isn't it "что ето дома мамы" ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mightypotatoe
mightypotatoe
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I think you could say "это дом мамы" but мамин is the possessive mom's so I think it's more natural to use that

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LDbag
LDbag
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But why isn't "home" in the genitive case ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mightypotatoe
mightypotatoe
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Мама is in the genitive case. The owner is the one put in genitive, not the thing being owned. So it would mean "house of mom"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BogdanTudorB
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I thought that что is only used as a question, like "what", can somebody please explain in what cases can we use the word?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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что is also used in the same meaning as the word "that" in your question.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BogdanTudorB
BogdanTudorB
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Oh, now i get it! :) thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baltiger
baltiger
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This is a fun sentence to say.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Inguin-freyr
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I find this sentence somewhat unnatural. I am inclined to write 'his mother' which I did the first time around but was punished for doing so.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Orangus
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Whose mom is not mentioned.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Inguin-freyr
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Ironically, there's another exercise where you are not allowed to write 'while brother reads', I work' ( Пока брат читает, я работаю) because Duolingo will tell you that " in English the sentence sounds unnatural without a pronoun before the word 'brother'."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daughterofAlbion
daughterofAlbion
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Warning: I speak British English! "mum" is a a form of address: "Hi, mum!" i.e. it can be used like a name, because for a small child, the 'name' of that parent is 'Mummy', but "brother" is not used like a name in that sense. I would never say "Hi, brother!", I would use his name. (I know that in some dialects it can be used that way, which complicates things.) I think this is why 'mum' can be used without a pronoun when 'brother' cannot - it is being treated like a name.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Inguin-freyr
Inguin-freyr
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Good point, thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slimnexus

I didn't see this in the comments, hopefully I didn't miss it. My question is, shouldn't "he is thinking that mom is at home" be acceptable?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P-Code
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That moment when Duolingo writes your mystery story for you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nichm425

Why isn't it, "он думает, что мама в дома"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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There is a variant "в доме", but it means "in a house". When we want to say "at home" we say "дома".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/masrlinu

Can you also use домой here?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emononen
emononen
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Would "он думает как мама дома" be correct?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mishmobile
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Он думает что мама дома is better. Как can mean how, what, like or as, but not "that." There's an exception that had a structure similar to your sentence, though. Check out http://russian.cornell.edu/grammar/html/le63_70_b.htm

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mishmobile
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How about saying something like, "Он думает то, что мама дома." Is this just more formal, or does it impart a different subtlety to the meaning?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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It's a speech error. I think that sometimes you can hear something like this from native speakers but only from those who are not very educated or at least hates reading and missed classes of Russian language at school :) However you can say "Он думает о том, что мама дома" but it will be something like "He is thinking about his mother being at home".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuilSobrinho

Дома doesn't mean house too? DL got me wrong. Accepted only "home".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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house is дом. in a house -- в доме. And дома means exactly 'at home'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1183101193

where is the word that signifies "at".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute_Shark
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You don't need such a word with the word "дома". "Дома" itself means "at home".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mortimer_Snerd_1

Why wouldn't "He thinks that his mom is at home" be acceptable. I understand the possessive and everything, but would he really know about anybody's mother but his own?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ablinkinsop

I agree that this is the better translation. Even without свою here, the possessive is implied.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PogLePog

"He thinks mum is at home" should be an acceptable answer. At least, it is in England.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JULIUSCOLL

It can be Russian syntactics.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarieEugni1

Will somebody please check correctly the translation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom450579

His is understood?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/detailaddict

It seems to me that the implied context is one of a sibling speaking to another sibling, about a third sibling, in effect meaning that "He" (i.e., our brother) thinks that (our) mom is at home. This is the only context that would make sense to me as otherwise a possessive pronoun would be needed. In cases like this I capitalize "Mom" to indicate that it's a name as well as a relationship, and it would have been helpful if DL had as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P-Funkel
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Confusing 'the mom'...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lord_sphinx
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Дома is genitive here?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GreysonNeoBear

I put in "He is thinking that Mom is at home" and it was considered incorrect for it when in reality, it should be correct. Because он думает could mean "He thinks", "He is thinking", and "He thought." So my answer should be correct because there is only 1 way to say the phrase despite the past tenses and my answer should be considered acceptable since there are 3 different correct translations to this sentence that involve the он думает part.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkadios200
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Is что used as a relative pronoun optional?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MezieMbama

The intonation of ДУМАЕТ should be low. High intonation signifies QUESTION MARK not FULL STOP.

1 month ago
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