is there some sort of reasoning that one could know to more instinctually know why some things end up in bizarre places in sentence structure like this? im still very unclear why certain things end up where they do in russian sentences. seems like a lot is case by case
As a beginner a good rule of thumb is to start off with the familiar (to English speakers) Subject - verb - object sentence structure. In most cases that will work for you just fine.
Because Russian has its elaborate case system though, word order Can be a lot more flexible. You'll get a feeling for this the more you study. Russians tend to like to plop new information at the end of a sentence. And if they want to emphasize a word, they like to move it towards the beginning of a sentence. These can be pretty subtle changes in meaning though, so don't stress out about them too much.
Hope this helps!
Does "хочет" force the infinitive "знать" to the end of the sentence? Are there other verbs that do this?
Девочка хочет знать всё sounds fine, but pronoun+verb is quite (or even more) common.
Thank you. So you're saying that "Девочка хочет всё знать" is more common than "Девочка хочет знать всё," right?
Are we refering to Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
всё here seems to be operating as a noun - as the direct object of хочет - it is what the girl wants. But всё seems to be invariable, though, and the on-line translators state that it can function both as a noun and an adverb.
So, is it a noun-object here, or an adverb - or something else?
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/11502451/%D0%94%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B0-vs-%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%83%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%B0 I was about to give you a short answer but I thought this explanation would be more appropriate. :)
russian has ruined my english speaking awfully... like my sentences are getting more and more foreign and im forgetting english words... when my friend explains something he has to spell out the words so i understand.. it makes me feel stupid but its worth it
I slipped and put girls instead of girl. Does this thing show no mercy.. Actually it's a fab app despite it being strict well done whoever put this all together free of charge