I tried "what does he make", since the same verb was also used in "mom makes juice". I got it wrong, though. Is that something I should report or is there a different verb I should use for "what does he make"?
According to my dictionary, "делать" is used both for "do" and "make".
EDIT: The second time around I tried "what does he do" (I like to live dangerously, it seems... ^^) and that was accepted. So my next question is: can "делать" also be used for asking what someone's job is?
I think it means both do and make, so you should probably report it. I can't find different way to ask "what does he make" when you see somebody with colourful paper, glue, scissors etc. ;)
When asking about job, I'd rather use Кто он по профессии (what is his profession) or Чем он занимается (what does he do). But I'm not sure what about делать, maybe it is also used?
I hope a Russian native speaker will help us :)
I don't know what you mean by strange, but the stress is on different syllables. "Barks," ла́ет, and "does," де́лает. When the emphasis falls on a syllable with the vowel А, it's pronounced /a/ as in "father." When the emphasis falls on a syllable other than the syllable with the vowel А, then vowel reduction occurs in Russian, sounding more like /ɐ/ or /ʌ/ or maybe /ə/, similar to the word "lump" /lʌmp/
No, probably not. Э tends not to be a reduced vowel. The А in делает is reduced from a normal А, but not raised to an Э. It's more of a schwa /ə/ or it leans a bit more towards /a/ so /ɐ/ is a little more pronounced than schwa. For example, the first A in "aɡain" /ɐ-'ɡɛn/
There is "l" (but the voice here is quite strange, if I didn't know I'd have problems to hear it), maybe this will help you: http://pl.forvo.com/word/%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D1%82/#ru
Btw. this "l" is not the same "l" as in, for example, "lake". Hmm... try to say: "wake", "lake", and then both of them (your tongue works as if you were saying "lake", maybe a little back - don't touch the teeth but the gums behind them - and lips try to say "wake" but very briefly, the main consonant is "l", not "w"... - I hope you will "feel" the difference (don't worry if you can't pronounce this sound perfectly, you'll be understood anyway :)) and your ears and brain will know better what to look for in Russian speech :)). You can read more about this consonant here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental,_alveolar_and_postalveolar_lateral_approximants#Velarized_alveolar_lateral_approximant :)