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"Ты готовишь утку или курицу?"

Translation:Are you cooking duck or chicken?

November 30, 2015



Do many people in Russia eat duck?


Are you from Russia


They said "we" so i guess they are from russia


Poutine is also served here, at a restaurant named "Victoria's Gastro Pub". It's really good; I suggest you try it!


But, I imagine yes, because we humans eat almost anything. I think it would be a delicacy, though.


In other exercises you accepted "hen" as translation for курицу but you are not accepting it here


"Hen" doesn't seem appropriate here - if you're talking about cooking, you would normally say "chicken" instead.


That doesn't stop Duolingo from have weird sentences elsewhere, such as "this butter is not here."


Well, if you come home and have fowl yourself, you would wonder whether your wife/husband was cooking a duck or a chicken - one of the few cases in which this question would make sense to begin with - and maybe you wanted to imply, that the only options she/he had, were cooking a duck or a hen, since you wanted to keep the roosters you had for breeding. A situation that is not at all unrealistic at my home. But maybe it is a bit stranger to say something like this in English, even in a rural context. After all, animals tend to change their name in English, when you eat them. I for one had this situation in my head, and since курица is the only word for "hen" in Russian I translated it just like that.


man. how do you learn all of these languages?


I was just thinking the same thing when I scrolled down to your post! WOW


In Russian is this sentence more understood as "Which do you cook, duck or chicken?" or "Do you cook either of duck or chicken?"

In other words, would "yes" be an expected answer to this question?

Or is it ambiguous with a meaning based on context/tone?


The question is simply asking what kind of bird is being cooked [in the oven at this moment].


How would you ask the other then?

And you say at this moment, so how would you ask generally?


I think it depends on context..


Why is this утку and not утка?


Because it's a direct object, so it's in the accusative case -- for feminine nouns in -а, those change into -у in the accusative case.


At this time I think you already know, but here is the answer anyways. The accusative case changes the noun's ending to "у" whenever the ending is "a".


In one of the previous levels word hen was used for курица but when used here it is not accepted.


This is because of the English use of not specifying hen when cooking, so hen becomes chicken in the English translation of food.


25 Languages!? WOW! Makes me dizzy..


How do you know ш needs to be шь? And why not щ?


It is simply a spelling rule that the ты form of verbs is spelled with -шь. The soft sign at the end has no effect on the pronunciation.

Similarly, I believe that it's a spelling rule that feminine nouns ending in hushes are spelled with -ь (e.g. ночь, мышь), while masculine ones are spelled with just -ч, -ш, -щ, -ж (e.g. муж, нож, луч, душ). See the bottom of https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Possessive-Modifiers-1 .


I've never heard sounds described as hushes before. Is a hush essentially any of the sounds ч, ш, щ, and ж (at least when Russian is the topic of conversation)?


According to my dictionary: chicken=цыплёнок Hen: курица Brrrr!!! I have to change this traveling turist dictionary


In the sense of speaking about animals, I think that dictionary is correct, but when you talk about meat the English language uses chicken - I've never heard of anyone saying he's cooking or eating a hen.


I think "the duck or the hen" should be OK. You may have both in the freezer or something.


why not do you prepare?


Yes, especially when most dictionaries also mention this meaning.

And coming from French culture, I feel that "préparer" is almost the translation for "cooking".



I agree - I don't see why "Do you prepare/cook duck or chicken?" would be wrong!


Well, these days when you can get frozen, pre-dressed chicken, I imagine that your sentence would be less common. But in English, you would normally say "plucking", " skinning", "de-boning", or " cutting". You might say are you preparing, but like I said, it's a bit less common.


Prepare is usually used for large volumes of meals or items, and for commercial cooking. Or you might use it to refer to stages in cooking, like preparing ingredients.


Obviously, a live chicken wandering around the yard is animate for purposes of accusative case. What is a dead chicken that has been cooked considered? Does animacy extend past the grave, so to speak, even though animation might have terminated?


Is the "и" in "курицу" pronounced like a "ы"?


No, it's pronounced normally


Why not "hen"?


Hens lay eggs .. they're not mainly for eating.


So if I wanted to say "Do you cook duck and chicken" would I use вы instead of ты? What exactly is the difference between the two?


would I use вы instead of ты? What exactly is the difference between the two?

Use ты when you are speaking to one person whom you know well or would address by their first name (relatives, friends, children).

Use вы when you are speaking formally (to a person you would address by their last name), e.g. to a stranger, or when you are speaking to several people at once (regardless of how well you know them).


"are you cooking duck or hen?"- why not


Does anybody else have problems to h e a r how she pronounces готовишь?


Translation can be different and stupid app dies bot accept


It marked me wrong for "Are you fixing duck or chicken?" Previously it has accepted "fixing" in the sense of preparing a meal.


Well! It did have wings, but ...


what is the difference between hen and chicken?



"hen" is an animal.

If you kill it and eat the meat, the meat is called "chicken".

While meat from a duck is simply called "duck".


A chicken is also an animal (and in fact "hen" can sometimes refer to the meat, as in, for example, Cornish game hen); a female is a hen and a male is a rooster.

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