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Quick Мой vs. Моя question.

AriadneWat
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I know a similar question has already been asked, but I just want to make sure I completely understand this concept.

Мой or моя depend upon the gender of the noun, not the gender of the person speaking?

Example:

It will always be моя гитара even if I, the speaker, am a male?

Thank you in advance! I really appreciate it!

1 year ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Nyo_nyotalia

Yes, you're right. Мой is used for male-gendered objects (кот, стол, дом) and моя is used for female-gendered objects (кошка, ложка, гитара). Both males and females use a phrase 'моя гитара' :) So, моё is used for the objects which have a neutral gender (солнце, небо)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aevtushenko

That's right. However, note that when you talk about his or her stuff, just like in English, you would follow the gender of the speaker instead: моя гитара, его гитара, ее гитара; мой кот, его кот, ее кот. There's only one word for "his" regardless of the gender of the object, same for "her".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nikolai_Novikov
Nikolai_Novikov
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You know an easy way to destinguish between male and female rabbits? You grab it, put in the middle of a field and watch if побежал then it is a he, if побежала then a she?

1 year ago