"My girlfriend is a student."

Translation:Моя дівчина студентка.

August 5, 2015



What does кохана mean?

August 5, 2015


Literally, "loved", "beloved one". Its feminine form, to be more exact.

August 5, 2015



August 5, 2015


Подруга doesn't mean girlfriend???

August 14, 2018


Shouldn't there be a dash between "дівчина" and "студентка"? I.e. "Моя дівчина — студентка"?

May 24, 2019


In another sentence: "She's works as a secretary", we had to use "секретар" instead of "секретарка", and in the discussion is was explained that you used the masculine for professions (and, in addition, "секретарка" had sexual connotations...) So, would "студент" be possible here, in addition to "студентка"?

December 12, 2015


The thing with feminine for professions it's just that some are more usual and common than others. There's no "rule". Words like директорка, програмістка, режисерка or юристка are less common, for some professions there are no feminine nouns at all: there's no водійка (from водій) and капітанша and генеральша are colloquial words for captain's and general's wives and not for girls in that position. Than there are professions for which both masculine and feminine nouns are equally common (for girls): вчитель and вчителька, журналіст and журналістка (although people tend to have their preferences over one of the words). And finally there are professions where it would be rather weird to use masculine: телеведуча (TV presenter), акторка, поетеса or поетка (poet). Student is one these last ones

Basically, what we can see from it is that all of those jobs were traditionally occupied by men, so feminine nouns are still trying to make it to the standard language. A lot of feminine nouns are seen as colloquial and thus they are not that widely used

December 14, 2015


Thank you for your explanation :)

December 15, 2015


Подруга-got the same mistake. Only дівчина was accepted.

September 24, 2018


Quite presumptuous of Duo to assume I have a girlfriend

July 16, 2019
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