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"Лошадь ест яблоко."

Translation:The horse is eating an apple.

February 19, 2016



There are two things that confuse me with this sentence.
-Why do you use "ест" instead of "есть"? -How is "ест" pronounced compared to "есть"? Thank you!


"Есть" is the infinitive of the verb, "ест" is its conjugation in third person singular. "Ест" is pronounced "yest", check forvo if you need more clarification. "Есть" is pronounced "yest' ", with the "t" palatalized; you can also find this pronunciation on forvo.


Спасибо I've never encountered Forvo, thanks for posting that resource! <3


ест is eat and есть is have


I thought есть is to eat? How is it used as have?


есть is the infinitive form "to eat." ест is the present tense such as "eats" or "eating."

есть is also the word for "there is" like the sentence "у меня есть сестра" which translates to "I have a sister," or more literally "of me there is a sister."

In terms of pronunciation, есть has a palatized T sound and ест does not, but there is no difference in the pronunciation of есть as "to eat" and есть as "there is." You have to figure it out based on context.


I'm also having problems with pronunciation. With л, г, д, ш, щ, now I understand they represent l, g, d, sh, sh, respectively. But when "she" speaks they make different sounds and it's difficult for me to relate the corresponding sounds to their character. If there's any key or something to help with this issue I'd gladly accept it


That last one is sch not sh.


I'm a beginner but I read somewhere that sometimes the г makes a 'v' sound. I hope that helps a little


The letter г makes a "v" sound ONLY in the forms of его and ого. At all other times, г makes a "g" sound.

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The only exception I can think of to this rule is in the words много and немного, where it still makes a hard "g" sound.


Same here: the "л" in this word (лошадь) sounds a lot like a "в". Can anyone explain, please?


Its just the way the computerized voice sounds. If you slowed it down, it would sound like "el".


why is ест is sometimes used as eat and sometimes as eating, why is the horse eats an apple wrong?


I'm confused by the 'л' sound, I keep hearing whatever I want, thus unable to repeat it correctly.


It’s just the same sound as L in english. If you can say block, or black, or bloke, you can яблоко


We all should be able to яблоко


I'm often confused by the sound of the letter "o" in words like яблоко where the "o" sounds more like an "ah"... How do you know when to pronounce it "ah" and not "oh?"


As I understand it, it is pronounced like "a" when it, without stress, finishes a word.

Go ahead and say the word "about". Even though there is clearly the letter "a" at the beginning of the word, you probably pronounced it "uh-bow-t".

Now say, "A bout". Here, the letter is pronounced like "a" because it is stressed.

Words like яблоко and медленно seem, to me, to be good examples of this trait (also sometimes with a word as common as это, but not что-то, because both о's occur on a stress).


Im wondering between the difference of "The horse is eating an apple" and "The horse is eating the apple". How do you say a generic apple vs a predefined one?


Russian does not make the distinction. If you need to be clear that you are talking about a predefined apple, you have to say это яблоко ("this/that apple")


Why is it "the horse" instead of "a horse"


If you wondered; "лошедь" is a feminine noun.


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Why is "eats" not accepted?


For these who have problems with "ест" - I've heared about an another term, "кушать" (inf). Dunno if it's correct, but I would bet $5.


Correct, but not always appropriate. It means "to eat", but, unlike есть, it is not neutral in register.


I have a problem with the of яблоки яблока I think и for the plural I am very beginner and lack recourses like a laptob or books


If you finish this and learn plurals, you can learn about plurals.


why does the л sound like a v? When its pronounced as an L?


Л sounds approximately like L in "kneel".


Спасибо That's really useful!


I wrote exactly this Russian sentence in a previous question in this lesson, it was only the other way around. But my answer was not accepted because I missed Eta. But now it is correct without Eta, why? I'm confused :-)


Это makes the object specific so "это лошадь" means "this horse". In this question it is just "the horse" so это is not needed.


Why in the world is there a sentence about a horse eating an apfel?


Because horses love eating apples, and this sentence introduces horse while at the same time reinforcing both apple and eating, which were already taught.


Because russians own horses too. And what would they do if they didnt know how to tell the worker to feed the horses apples.


So we can use it when we talk to our friends in third person about our horse eating an apple


So does the letter щ make a shch sound like in natashcha or is it just sh like in ш.


You should put your jaws more front than when you are pronouncing Ш.


Is the nominative of яблоко its accusative as well?


"the horse eats apples" isn't accepted How would i say that on Russian?


Just make яблоко plural (яблоки)


I put in "Horse eats apple" and it got rejected. Lol.


Duolingo was not prepared to think. It basically accepts some answers. Whatever is not the predefined answer, Duolingo refuses.


Im just here because I selected house instead of horse...


Yeah, I was confused about the meaning of "Horse is apple"


Agghh! My answer is wrong everytime because of articles! It is more like learning English than learning Russian! I am so stupid!


exact the same problem, I am a native Finnish speaker and frustrating to translate all in english first and then finnish...


it didnt wanted to register "ест"... but... i got it right??? (im so confused)


guys, what is the difference between лошад аnd конь ?


Why not accusative?

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