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"I have a sister, but I do not have a brother."

Translation:У мене є сестра, але немає брата.

March 4, 2017

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

Hm, so you guys use "Mayu" (like most of the Slavs) and "U mene e" (like Russians).

Which one is more common? Is "Я маю" , kinda bookish like in Russian?


[deactivated user]

    No, «я маю» is in fact very common both in colloquial and formal speech. I don’t have statistics, but my hunch is that they are roughly equally common.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

    Thanks everyone for the reports! Sorry that they have been piling up and haven't been checked!

    There were more than 30 reports suggesting correct answers :') I'm very grateful, keep up the good work, comment and report!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/breadstick42

    "я маю сестри але я не маю брата" - why is this wrong?


    [deactivated user]

      Сестри́ is the genitive case of the word сестра́, but after ма́ю, you use the accusative case: сестру́.

      Брата is both genitive and accusative, but сестра has two separate forms.

      (In some dialects, сестри can be used as accusative plural — the standard Ukrainian form is сесте́р for this. So if I heard your version, I’d think you wanted to say ‘I have sisters’, not ‘I have a sister’.)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/breadstick42

      Oh ok thanks. I think i need to look over the accusative endings for nouns then, thanks again :)

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