"Я уже говорила твоим родителям, что не люблю кошек."

Translation:I have already told your parents that I do not like cats.

December 4, 2015



Sounds like he's on the way out.....doesn't like cats !

June 1, 2016


Actually, as per GeorgeBurns0, it would be "she's on the way out" because of the feminine ending on говорила.

June 11, 2017


Wouldn't сказать be better than говорить since the action is completed?

December 31, 2017


As far as I know, it is not only better here, but actually needed.

July 13, 2019


"I already said" should be accepted

December 4, 2015


"I already said to your parents" sounds a bit awkward.

December 4, 2015


I am not sure it does, it was my go to phrasing.

December 26, 2015


Sounds odd to my ears. We say things and tell to people, But not say to people? Not sure if there's an official or unwritten rule in English.

April 18, 2016


As a Brit, I put "have" with "already", so the alternatives are "I have already said to your parents" or "I have already told your parents", of which the second is more usual. However, if "my go to phrasing" sounds natural to you, we're clearly not speaking the same language! (There may be a generation gap here too!)

April 20, 2016


It sounds perfectly fine to me.

March 11, 2017


"I told your parents"" sounds like a reproach, whereas "I said to your parents"" just means that you mentioned it to them. Besides, I thought that ""сказать"" was the verb for '' to tell''!

April 24, 2016


Сказать means both 'to tell' and 'to say'

August 1, 2017


why is this in the dative case? i don't see any of the verbs here requiring dative.

October 1, 2016

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    I think the nouns in the dative are because it is "to" them, as in I spoke to them, or I said to them, I believe "I said to them.." would be "Ya skazal im.." or "Ya govoril im.."

    October 2, 2016


    As said GeorgeBurns0, it is because of the "to" them implication of the phrase. The same way he would be telling them a story, or explaining them something. There is a "giving" idea very strong. Think it as a "I gave them the explanation that..." ->There is often an idea behind "dative" such as in "dar" in spanish, or "doter" in french.

    November 14, 2016

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      thanks zdrull

      June 11, 2017


      You are welcome.

      September 29, 2017


      " do not love cats " should be accepted too..

      May 25, 2017


      Why is it "говорила" and not "говорил"?

      June 11, 2017

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        some of the speakers are in the feminine gender

        June 11, 2017


        That's what I thought. Thanks, GeorgeBurns0!

        June 11, 2017

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          no problem, all the best with your language learning!!

          June 11, 2017


          You too!

          June 11, 2017


          Разве здесь не должно быть согласование времен (Sequence of Tenses)? I have already told your parents that I did not like cats. I think "I do not like cats" is not correct..

          August 4, 2017


          I believe you're right, Aino764046, if I recall the old grade school sequence of tenses lessons correctly, but I don't think that rule is much adhered to these days, and although I am usually an ornery stickler for correct grammar, this example doesn't sound that bad. In addition, the technically incorrect answer serves the additional purpose of letting us know that the speaker still doesn't like cats.

          August 4, 2017

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            So I already said to your parents that I don't like cats is not acceptable?

            July 12, 2016


            Why "что" and not "я"?

            March 6, 2017


            "Что" = "that" in this context

            And я is not necessary after already having said it (and also using first person verbs)

            July 7, 2017


            Why " l already talked to your parents that I don't like cats" marked incorrect?

            November 21, 2017


            "Talked" has a slightly different meaning, it means you had an actual conversation with another person, who replied. More correct terms would be "said" or, even better, "told": you say or tell something to another person, whether there is an answer or not.

            March 14, 2018


            Is кошек accusative? It sounds genitive..

            February 22, 2018


            Here it is accusative, but it is also the spelling of the genitive plural form.

            February 26, 2018


            l'accusativo è uguale al genitivo per persone e animali

            October 29, 2018


            I don't need this type of negativity in my life.

            March 14, 2018


            Why they didn't use the verb сказать it's совершенный вид while говорить is несовершенный вид could some solve this dilema

            April 18, 2018


            So annoying when a male voice is used for the female lines. Because I automatically put in говорил without a second thought.

            July 1, 2019


            Is the subject being the speaker implied in the second part of the sentence? How often do things like that occur?

            September 2, 2018


            Why would "I have already told your parents that I do not like THE cats" be incorrect? Is there an indefinite vs definite form of кошек?

            January 12, 2019


            There is only one form of "кошек". Russian language doesn't have articles, so you either conclude from context, or if someone would say "этих кошек" = "those cats", than it would clearly mean "the cats". I am not a native Russian speaker, but I am native Serbian speaker. It is also Slavic language and it also doesn't have articles so there is the same problem with translating :)

            January 30, 2019


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            July 24, 2019
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