"What is your mother's name?"
Translation:Как зовут вашу маму?
The hover-over hints were near useless in this sentence, none of them suggest any of these words. I reported this, 9/23/2017. I actually reported it three times, because I encountered this exercise and got it wrong three times.
I'm at the early stages of trying to learn this section; this is the first time I saw this sentence and a construction like this and I had no idea how to word it based on past material. The poor or misleading hints in exercises like this make learning this already difficult language unnecessarily difficult. I find this introduces unnecessary frustration. I'd really like to see the hover-over hints improved on this particular sentence.
hate to tell you this but duolingo is not really a good website to actually learn russian grammar, but rather practice based on what you know. If you haven't quit yet i'd suggest russianforeveryone, masterrussian, or russianonline to actually do some learning.
Thank you leanboy1. Nice RussianForEveryone is a nice site. I will follow its lessons. Didn't look at MasterRussian yet. My anti-virus wouldn't let me visit RussianOnline because it contains malware.
I think of the Russian question as "how do they call your mother?" and so "your mother" has to be in the accusative. The subject of the sentence is in the nominative "they name/they call". Hope this helps.
why we say "как твою маму зровут?"...And can not say "как твоя маму зровут?" ..!!
твоЯ мамА (nominative fem.)/ твоЮ мамУ (acusative feminine), they go together like a nice couple, they look and sound good together. Try to feel it.
мамы is the direct translation of "mother's", because genitive is used when indicating possession. But in the given sentence, the context is another. There is no possession in the Russian sentence, just an object for the verb зовут.