"Whose tea is she drinking?"
Translation:Чей чай она пьёт?
Is it just me or does the computer voice seem to pronounce "чей" exactly the same as "чай"? I thought these words were pronounced differently? The Google Translate TTS produces them clearly differently.
You can't rely on the computer voice. If you want to hear how words really sound, copy them individually into forvo.com, to hear actual recordings of real people saying the words.
Duo has had problems with the audio for several months now on PC's using Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. I've submitted bug reports, but so far nothing has been done to fix the problems.
There's no microphone in Edge and Firefox, and while there's a microphone in Chrome, the speakers don't function. It's like two parts of the three monkies of "Hear no, see no, speak no evil"
Чай is the nominative/inanimate accusative masculine form for "tea". чая is the genitive form. Since "tea" here is the direct object of "drinking", you use the inanimate accusative form, чай.