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Questions in Russian

My Russian teacher assures me that when forming a question, the voice does not simply rise at the end of the sentence. It rises at the most important word or emphasis in the question. This is giving me all kinds of trouble. Has anyone else heard about this?

June 12, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/olga248831

ТЫ хочешь яблоко? -Do YOU want an apple? emphasis on YOU. The question is you or someone else wants an apple. ///

Ты ХОЧЕШЬ яблоко?-Do you WANT an apple? emphasis on WANT. The question is whether you want to or not.///

Ты хочешь ЯБЛОКО?-Do you want an APPLE? emphasis on APPLE. Question do you want an apple or maybe an orange or something else.

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/meatcan

Olga, that is an excellent and easy to follow explanation!
Here's a lingot for you.

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/olga248831

Как дела, мой друг? Спасибо :)

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/meatcan

Cпасибо моя подруга. У меня все отлично. Приятно познакомиться.

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/1Pozin2

Your teacher is right. Take for example the sentence “ Ты куда идешь?” The most important word is “куда’’ and the sentence should sound like ‘’ты КУДА идешь?’’

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/meatcan

Elena130264, that's how I also learned it in school a very long time ago. And I have yet to really get the hang of it! As a native English speaker, I find it difficult to add the rising inflection at any point other than the end of the sentence. I keep trying though!
Bonne chance !

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena130264

Спасибо (et merci) and thank you!!!

June 13, 2019
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