Why is mama in the genitive case (мамы) and not the nominative (мама)?
According the tips and notes section, the preposition У requires the genitive case.
Is the tips and notes page only on computer versions?
Sady yes. -.-
I think this is to be read as 'is this mom' s bread' or 'is bread in mom's possession' for the genitive
Why does the article not count in this case? "Does Mom have the bread?"
It should not be "Mom" but "mom"
Yup.. that confused me too
why does it matter russian aint got no articles
У what does it exactly mean!!?
It means "at/with/in". But in most cases, it acts a genitive posture for "have".
just wondering about the apostrophe
Is it just me or does Мама и мамы sound the same in the audio? Is the pronunciation supposed to be different?
Is "mom has a bread?" wrong? :s
Sorry "does mom have a bread?" :s
My oral skills are zero so far. How can I improve how to speak Russian?
No confuse, is very clear!!
Why is there uppercase Ь?????????????
I swear to god she is pronouncing хлеб as 'flip' or something.
I cant pronounce хлеб for the life of me. I got the gutteral H but i cant put it together with the leb.
how do i know that this is the posessive ест and not the verb to eat ?
I think Ест is to have and есть with an ь at the end is to eat. When someone talks, you can understand it from the context and it's pronounced slightly different
How can есть as "have" be distinguished from "eat"
ь is the difference
Im probably being stupid, but what does the 'У' do in this case
It said no listening exercises for the next hour, although i did get it right. It won't go to the next question and i am 8 in a row.
Usage of "the" and "a" starts to anger me really much. I simply added it behind bread because I always lost heart when I didn't put it there, now it doesn't belong there. Duolingo should really take a look at acceptable answers.
Is this basically like saying, "Does mom have her (mom's own) bread?"
"Мамы" implies specific ownership?