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"Мама не курит."

Translation:Mom doesn't smoke.

December 25, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayColly

Is there anyway to remove the confusion between 'mom is not smoking' and 'mom does not smoke'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

Generally, no. These forms are the same. But you can use special words (so, actually, you can remove the confusion) - you can use the word прямо сейчас (right now) if you want to emphasize that she is not smoking right now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayColly

Are there any qualifiers to make it sound habitual?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

Of course! Firstly, if you are not using any words, the native speaker would think that the mother doesn't smoke at all. But if there are some misunderstandings, you can add such words: никогда (Мама никогда не курит - Mom never smokes), вообще - generally, at all (Мама вообще не курит - Mom doesn't smoke at all).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/younesouhb

"Mom does not smoke" fails!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/username23124

I hear "mama ne kulit" is this just me?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CreamOWheat

It really does. They should fix that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WayneWestl1

Unfortunately it's the crappy text to speech engine Duo uses. Do not rely on it especially for where the stress is, it's usually wrong. Duo is great for exercises and learning new words but you must use other apps/websites for grammar and pronunciation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R_Andersson

If one this were true...Russians smoke a lot, at least in my experience.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuendeDude

I've noticed that the pronunciation is wrong on a few of these Russian lessons. They need to fix the lady's voice from all those years of smoking, am I right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IVIORK

За ЗОЖ. Vape nation!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

And nor should the rest of you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul633408

Mommy not accepted.. strange!

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