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Differences between...мои, мой, моё, моя.

Like in the title, still can't get them correctly, it can also help other learners, thank you for the help :).

May 17, 2019

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

мой - masculine; моя - feminine; моё - neutral; мои - plural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethS746001

that is pretty simple. I get the мое - мои backwards


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

many words in plural form end with и/ы. and many words in neutral end with e/o. that may help remember моё-мои.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

thank you so much, but sometimes I see moya yabloko, sometimes mae yabloko, this was confusing ^^', but thank you anyways :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valery258810

oh, if you see моя яблоко, this is so wrong) only мое яблоко (single) or мои яблоки (plural) is correct. It can be tricky, but try your best not to get confused, good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

thank you very much ^^


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

in russain they sometimes ommit ё and wright only e


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

Not sometimes - we do it almost always :) Mostly you can face to ё only in childish or learning books


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

so you can write e then?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

Yes, you can. It’s up to you to use it or not to do, but keep in mind that е and ё make completely different sounds.


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

Because it is the youngest and quiet rare letter in the russian alphabet. And some other historical reasons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

It’s a long story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpyRomiW95k Mostly because of typographical issues


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeoPlayer123YT

but then how do you tell the difference between them? just memorization?


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

Like in any language. :)

There are only a few words for those the difference is important. все/всё (everybody/everything), всем/(обо, во) всём (to everybody/(about) everything), Озера/озЁра...


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

i am a russain native speaker. in russian when you have to say than something belongs to you, first you think about the a quantity. if it is not singular - you say "мои": мой дети, мои деньги. If it's singular, you think about the gender : female -"моя" моя жена, male - "мой" мой муж, and that crazy genderless russian - "моё" моё яблоко


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

мои дети :) Я понимаю - опечатка, но иноземцы не осилят.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

thanks for the help


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

The simpliest example is the words 'his', 'her', 'its' and 'their'. Do you undestand the differece? I Russian we have the same situation but much more words.

  • his - его (мой, твой)

  • her - её (моя, твоя)

  • its - его (моё, твоё)

  • their - их (мои, твои)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

it is clear thank you, so then even the word change at the end?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NIKNAMEUNKNOWN
  1. мои - my toys (I have a couple toys)
  2. мой - my phone (He is mine)
  3. моё - my lake (it's mine, this lake is my own)
  4. моя - my toy, my mom, my dad

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

If someone is male he is always "мой" (мой папа, мой мужчина, мой неряха).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mima683010

thank you for the answer ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helena295273

Note that "dad" is normally masculine so it will be "мой папа" (my dad), not "моя".

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