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

Confused about the possessive pronoun used in an example

From another website showing examples in the usage of possessive pronouns I got this;

Он спросил моё имя и я ответил, что меня зовут Алексей.

My confusion is the the pronoun used is моё instead of моя. имя ends on я and is therefore a female noun?

Is the example wrong? Is this some sort of exception? Help me out :)

September 5, 2019

5 Comments


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

I think all nouns that end in "мя" (in nominative) are of the neuter gender: имя, вымя, пламя, племя, семя, знамя.

September 5, 2019

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

...время, бремя, стремя, темя, голомя :D

September 5, 2019

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

It is the neuter gender.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/logane616

Имя is in the neuter gender. It's one of the strange exceptions you just have to memorise.

September 5, 2019

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

It's not so much an exception as a noun declension that has less than a dozen different words, total. I think between DmitryDtr's and mortificator's comments all are listed above.

September 5, 2019
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