https://www.duolingo.com/WalidChabchoub

Difference between moi and moya ?

Hi ! I just finished the alphabet section and I am kind of confused, because I have used both words and I believe they both mean the same thing, which is "my" or "mine" but what is the difference between both of them and most importantly, when should I use one instead of the other ?

Thanks !!

December 14, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JeffA2

They are for different genders. Russian has three grammatical genders, masculine, feminine and neuter. If you've only just finished the first lesson, I recommend that you not worry too much about it right now and continue on. Read the notes and tips as you progress, and it will become clearer.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WalidChabchoub

All right thanks :)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JonathanOa15

thanks

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/anitramwaju

Мои (Moi) is plural (all genders), Моя (Moya) is singular feminine. There are also Мой (Moy) for singular masculine and Мое (Moye) for singular neuter.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/L4br4m

i am a bit confused to, there is dom and there is doma which both mean house, is it like french when if the subject is masculine then the words will be masculine and teh opposite for feminine

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/muddogging

good question, maybe it has to do with gendered nouns?

December 18, 2016
Learn Russian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.