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"Здесь нет моей ученицы."

Translation:My student is not here.

November 28, 2015

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eror130

Why is the English option "away" instead of "not here" when that obviously would ne a more correct translation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam82-

Why is it моей, is this genitive masculine?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

Genitive feminine of "Ученица"

"Нет" requires the noun it describes to be in the genitive case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edyapd

There is no my student here - incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruth440184

This would be incorrect in English because you have used "no" instead of "not," and have phrased it unnaturally; "There is not my student here" is strange phrasing indeed. It would be best to phrase it as, "My student is not here."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malefick

Why this is a strange phrase: "there is not my student here"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malefick

Sorry! Why is this a strange phrase?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

"there is (not)" is used for indefinite things -- using it for definite things such as "my student" sounds odd.

If they are definite, you already know of their existence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shivaadh

I think the English variant with the student at the start of the sentence is more idiomatic because English tends to put the subject (nominative) at the start of a sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

You could say ‘There is no student of mine here.’. They might not accept that, but they should if they've thought of it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrej339300

Could it also be plural?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrej339300

Like, my students are not here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nemesis_NaR

As mosfet already wrote, the plural form would be: Здесь нет моих учеников (or учениц if all the students were girls)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lazar767795

It definitely should!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chubbchubbzza007

What's the difference between здесь and тут?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JL.12

Very little. Тут is a bit less formal or more colloquial, if I understand correctly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheHockeyist

Why not "none of my students are here"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

It means "Здесь нет ни одной из моих учениц" or "Здесь нет никого из моих учеников (учениц)".

Not sure if it should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daadaadaaren

why isn't it моего?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Djenthallman

Ученица is feminine, моего is used with masc./neut. nouns


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam82-

Yes, but isn't моей masculine?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosLeye1

No, the termination ой/ей is fem. the masculine termination would be ого/его, in genitive case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Perhaps you are thinking of мой, which is masculine nominative -- note no 'e' in it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boradincer

Why answer is "my student is far away"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaraAhmed970616

Моей what case is it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teemu731496

I dont get it. Why not just simply моя ученицы нет здесь?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThickLikeMud

Нет requires genitive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Isn't ц followed by и rather than ы?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nauxanto

When нет describes a noun I translate it as "none of 'noun'" to keep a genitive in the translation. i.e. Here none of my student.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

...but that makes no sense in English.

Translation doesn't mean going word-for-word; it means producing a sentence in (natural-sounding) English that has the same meaning as the sentence in Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HotCheezzz

"My students aren't here" is wrong, but what Would the plural of 'student' Be in this sentence?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

"Здесь нет моих учениц" is all students are female, or "здесь нет моих учеников" if they are male or mixed.

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