Because it's ungrammatical. The order of an English sentence is SVO (subject-verb-object) and when you have a question of this kind you make it through inversion of subject and verb but the object remains in its place. Hope it helps.
Because the Russian statement is a question whereas the translation you have given isn't. Read that in a less snobby way
im really frustrated right now because i litterely typed in Mom,is Tom there? and then its wrong :[
It's gratifying when your recognize your first sentence in Russian all by yourself, isn't it?
Im so confused. The alphabet is so confusing, i tried typing with the russian keyboard, wow thats not happining.
Mama, is Tom there? Seeing how TaM means "there is" also, why is "is there" wrong, after mama there is no is, shouldn't it be MaMa, is Tom Tam? Seeing as Tom is one word and MaMa does not represent is, thats why we get it wrong.
Oh what the speaker says is a question! "Мама, том там?" = Mum, is Tom there?
What is the difference between там and здесь? I know one is "here" and the other one "there", but people have told me conflicting things about which one is which. Anyone care to enlighten me?
Omg I'm really surprised, how many people is learning Russian. It's really nice to know, that our language is maybe interesting for you? I don't know, how is it - to learn Russian, I just live with my language. Is it hard? Do you like it or just must to learn Russian for some reasons? Anyway, it's great to see all these comments.
Hey!!! Started learning for a purpose and gradually startes loving the language. It is always nice to learn other languages and if the language is this sweet, it feels more amazing. It is not that hard as of now. Thank you for asking and also offering help.
although it is directly translated as, "Mom, Tom is there." raising your voice at the end of the sentence is the way to indicate that it is a question rather than a statement without using questioning words like "what, where, who etc."
It is like in English when we say "In the safe?", but in Russian it is more accepted to raise the tone at the end.
Hope that helped!
So basically mama means mom, Tom means Tom and Tam means there. Is there any particular word which represents "Is"? Can we include it in the sentence or the word "Is" is implied??