What are the different words for 'My' and why are they different?
I'm confused with the different words meaning 'My'. I've seen Мой - Моя - Мои and I don't know if there are others. Can somebody explain what the different uses for each of them are?
It changes depending on object gender.
My father = Мой отец (male)
My mother = Моя мать (female)
My childhood = Моё детство (neutral gender)
My parents = Мои родители (plural)
Non-living objects have their "genders" too, for animals - word gender often doesn't match their biological gender (for example, word "a bird" (птица) has female gender, event if half of birds are male, the other half are female)