No, Duolinguo, you like them. You won't stop talking about them. Now all I can remember is 'la mela' and "яблоко"!
But it's an exception. If it followed the declension tables, it would be яблока
It seems to follow the rule for Masculine endings, including spelling rulings changing ы to и, except it's a Neuter word.
This word has been driving me crazy. It doesn't follow the rules; apparently it is irregular.
I still don't understand why the plural of яблоко is яблоки. the rule states:
For neuter nouns: Replace “о” with “а”
can someone shed some light on this?
Яблоко is simply an exception. You just have to remember that :) There are a few other exceptions, for example "ухо - уши", "колено - колени", and probably some more... :)
Ухо уши and колено колени are different historically though, as those are the forms of the former double number once used in Russian. Knees and ears always go in pairs, can't say the same about apples, so яблоки is a very strange exception
Here is something from www.russianlearn.com
(b) Neuter nouns ending in -ко (some of them diminutives) take -и in the plural:
окошко (small window): окошки яблоко (apple): яблоки веко (eyelid): веки колечко (little ring): колечки.
Exceptions : войско (army) войска блако (cloud) облака.
Better translated as "You love apples." You like apples translates as Вам нравятся яблоки
as a variant for right answer - yes, but
love not actually correct in English for this sentence. Russian say 'люблю яблоки' but in means 'like apples'. Love - its about high feelings. SFE
боже этот текст-ту спич просто ужасен. Я слышу интонацию и пишу предложения начиная с do you ... потому что чертов голос произносит фразу в вопросительной интонации. лучше уж вообще не слушать этого. Мне в очередной раз жаль всех иноязычных студентов этого русского курса.
пусть тетя перестанет меня спрашивать. Она заставляет меня писать вопросительное предложение.
I often try to answer correctly without looking at the sentence, using only hearing. In this sentence, the speaker rises his pitch at the end of the sentence and without taking a look at the sentence, it really sounds like he is asking a question: "Вы любите яблоки?". I answered this wrong 3 times in a row because of that and didn't remember that it was not a question.