https://www.duolingo.com/Galladriel

What is the difference between: мой, моя and моё

I understand that мои is a plural thing but I don't understand the rest.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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They are masculine, feminine and neuter respectively (according to the gender of the thing being possessed).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike753869

Do all those flags mean you're learning all those languages? Are you trying to conquer the world?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khykie

Lols ..... I was also wondering

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pintert3
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You got the words from straight from my mouth

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lululipes
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u are learning almost every language there is on Duolingo

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ILoveHens

In Russian there are genders, so moy is masculine, moya is feminive and moyo is neuter.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dreamerkid
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This helps thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khykie

Thanks, I got my answers

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyF12
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They all change depending on the noun they modify. Example, мой кот ,моя кошка ,моё окно

мой is for masculine nouns, моя for feminine nouns and моё for neuter nouns. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catparrot
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All are in Nominative case.- мой Masculine - моя Feminine - моё Neuter - мои Plural -

Grammar Lesson 21 The Prepositional Case of Possessive and Demonstrative Pronouns. Uses. Singular and Plural Forms http://www.russianforeveryone.com/Rufe/Lessons/Course1/Grammar/GramUnit7/GramUnit7_2.htm

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena943044

How do you tell whether a noun is masculine, feminine or neuter? Duolingo doesn't seem to give any indication of gender in the courses I have done so far...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Usually you can tell from the noun's ending in the base singular form you find in the dictionary.

  • а/я words will typically be feminine unless they mean a male (like мужчина, папа, Никита)
  • nouns ending in a consonant (including й) are masculine. Female names from foreign languages are a major exception
  • nouns ending in о, е or ё are neuter.

The first two rules are the most important because that's how loanwords will get their gender and declension pattern assigned. For instance, компьютер and айпад behave like хлеб or мальчик (though, хлеб is a loanword anyway).

The last rule, the one for neuter nouns, mainly works for native nouns because loanwords ending in о, е, ё, и, у or ю are indeclinable. They may have their gender forced by their meaning. For example, objects will usually be neuter (though, a lot of speakers prefer кофе as a masculine noun). Торонто and Сан-Франциско are masculine because they are cities (город is masculine in Russian). Indeclinable words for animals are usually masculine.

  • if the noun ends in a soft sign it is best you use a dictionary (statistically, two thirds are feminine).
  • Russian has ten neuter nouns that end in -мя (имя "name", время "time", пламя "flame", племя "tribe", бремя "burden" and a few others)
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena943044

Thank you so much! This really helped!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScalRey

Thanks for the explanation, it was helpfull.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fa_Me

This was soooo helpful. Thanks!!!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lululipes
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thank you so much

3 months ago
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