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    Practice sentences

    I am fairly confident I have mastered all decelensions of maculine nouns, so I was wondering if someone could give me some sentences (not to hard!) using present and past tense verbs and masculine nouns, in all cases.

    If possible, put the answers in that little greyed out box so i can't see it, or let me answer and you tell me if i was right.


    thankyou
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    How about:

    The (male) student studies at the university.

    The table is very expensive.

    I bought this computer two years ago.

    I see the man.

    The man sees me.

    I gave my book to the man.

    The man gave me a present.

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    Sorry, I should have said, i meant Russian - English. But what the heck, its action

    Also note, i doin't really know much about past tense, just enough to make it worth the try.

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    1: Студент он изучает на университете

    2. стол очен дорогой

    3. Я покупатал это счётчик два год тому назад

    4. Я видю человек

    5. человек он видёт меня

    6. Я датал книгу меня для человеку

    7. Он датало подарок мне


    I've a feeling thats not to good. I wasn't too sure on the conjugations of the verd 'to give' and 'to see'


    So, how did i do? ty again
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    You tried well. There are errors though. Here it is:

    The (male) student studies at the university.- Студент учится в университете

    The table is very expensive.- Стол очень дорогой

    I bought this computer two years ago.- Я купил(а) этот компьютер два года назад

    I see the man.- Я вижу мужчина

    The man sees me.- Мужчина меня видит

    I gave my book to the man.- Я подарил(а) книгу мужчине

    The man gave me a present.- Мужчина подарил мне подарок
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    well, i wasn't to far off I wasn;t sure on the verb for 'see' though, but i didn't think that the masculine accusaative ws different in declension (мужчина) unless when you see someone they have a different case?

    And I am not sure i understand the conjugation in учится


    Otherwise, i see where iwent wrong. Maybe i will leave the past tense for a bit longer
    Thanks again


    Any one ot any russian - english?

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    Евгения - вижу в твоих ответах 3 ошибки.

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    Androvsky - If I were you, I'd stick to doing exercises in a textbook, where the exercises would focus on topics just covered. Doing what you just did leaves you open to implanting incorrect structures -- please forget you ever heard of "датал", which I don't think even exists as a Russian word (but I'm sure we will hear about it from the cogniscenti if it does !).

    I would recommend a textbook/workbook/tape set, such as Голоса or Начало, commonly used in US schools.

    Man мужчина is unusual in that it a male human is represented by a feminine-declined noun. The accusative (I see THE MAN) is я вижу мужчину. Ordinarily masculine animate beings end in a consonant and follow the masculine declension pattern, which would make the accusative the same as the genitive. For example, using человек, which is another word for man (more like "person"), you would say Я вижу человека.

    Two things you have to learn about Russian -- declension of nouns and adjectives, and conjugation of verbs. Much more difficult that in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Androvsky - If I were you, I'd stick to doing exercises in a textbook, where the exercises would focus on topics just covered. Doing what you just did leaves you open to implanting incorrect structures -- please forget you ever heard of "датал", which I don't think even exists as a Russian word (but I'm sure we will hear about it from the cogniscenti if it does !).

    I would recommend a textbook/workbook/tape set, such as Голоса or Начало, commonly used in US schools.

    Man мужчина is unusual in that it a male human is represented by a feminine-declined noun. The accusative (I see THE MAN) is я вижу мужчину. Ordinarily masculine animate beings end in a consonant and follow the masculine declension pattern, which would make the accusative the same as the genitive. For example, using человек, which is another word for man (more like "person"), you would say Я вижу человека.

    Two things you have to learn about Russian -- declension of nouns and adjectives, and conjugation of verbs. Much more difficult that in English.

    I understand most of what you are saying, and thats why i was really hoping for russian sentences (not to hard) which were just like i said, simple verb and masculine nouns, with not many complications. Its more practice at reading then anything, which i coul;d do with a paper, but so many other things still to learn

    plus I don't have and answer thing to the book i am using but the book itself is brillaint, much better then everything else i have found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    please forget you ever heard of "датал", which I don't think even exists as a Russian word (but I'm sure we will hear about it from the cogniscenti if it does !).
    Why do you think he 'heard of it'?
    I see two instances of this pattern is his attempted translations: покупатал and датал. Which indicates to me that he currently has internalised a rule that the past tense is formed by adding ал to the infinitive (minus the soft sign).
    He also said he doesn't know much about the past tense.

    As for Russian-English, nah, that's too easy
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing

    As for Russian-English, nah, that's too easy

    Its actiuon isn't it

    And besides, its just to get me used to seeing the case endings on site, and have a little practice with some of the particles. Once I have leart the basics of all nouns, then i can worry about harder stuff
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    Ahh, perhaps I gave too tricky sentences I shouldn't have picked "мужчина"

    As for the answers(and let's hope I don't screw up here too):

    Студент учится в университете.

    Стол очень дорогой.

    Я купил(а) этот компьютер два года назад.

    Я вижу мужчину(или я вижу человека).

    Мужчина/человек видит меня.

    Я дал(а) свою книгу мужчине(человеку).

    Мужчина подарил мне подарок.

    I agree with Waxwing about translating from Russian, it is too easy. Perhaps these?

    Ivan Ivanovich is a student.

    Ivan studies at MGU.

    I see Ivan.

    I gave Ivan a book.

    Ivan likes me.

    I talked with Ivan.

    Ivan has a bicycle.

    Ivan went to the park.

    Ivan is in the park.

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    1. Иван Иванович студент

    2. Иван учится в МГУ

    3. Я вижу Иванa

    4. Я дала книгу Иванy

    5. Иван меня люблем

    6. Я говорил с Иваном

    7. Иван у нём есть велосипед

    8. Иван он ходил на парке

    9. Иван на парку
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    Quote Originally Posted by Androvsky
    3. Я вижу Иван
    whom? Accusative case.
    Я вижу Ивана

    5. Иван меня люблем
    Иван меня любит.
    Or you may say "Я нравлюсь Ивану", although this is more difficult construction.

    7. Иван у нём есть велосипед
    У Ивана есть велосипед. Ivan is already 'he', so you needn't use surplus pronoun. It is "у него" btw.

    8. Иван он ходил на парке
    The same.
    Иван ушёл в парк. (to + place = в + Acc.) Ходил means "walked".

    9. Иван на парку
    Иван в парке. (in + place = в + Prepositioinal).

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    Or you may say "Я нравлюсь Ивану", although this is more difficult construction.
    well at the time i wasn't aware that in russian you'd say 'I am pleasing to him'

    Otherwise, i understand my mistakes, though there were few things i have never looked at before, and the verb 'went' was confusing.

    Maybe you see why i wanted russian to english now, cos if i'd got "Я нравлюсь Ивану" I could have worked it out.
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    Perhaps try these:

    The dog is sleeping
    The girl is at the store
    The boy wants to go to the store
    The cats are hungry
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    1. Собака паспается

    2. Девочка за магазину

    3. Малчик хочём (?) идить в магазине

    4. Кошки жаждают


    Well, I htink i did ok, but the ver 'to want' has confused me a bit, but this is the only way i will learn i guess
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    Good try, here they are:

    The dog is sleeping- Собака спит
    The girl is at the store- Девочка в магазине
    The boy wants to go to the store- Мальчик хочет(пойти) в магазин
    The cats are hungry- Кошки хотят есть

    To sleep- Спать
    To want- Хотеть
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    so, so say someone is hungry you say 'hunger is to them/ they have hunger' ?


    And as far as the others are concerned, what did i do wrong?

    Ty
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    What is Ty?

    When you say they are hungry it is literally,"They want to eat". Or you can use the adj. "голодный" and it means "hungry".
    The girl is hungry- Девочка голодна/Девочка хочет есть

    1. Собака паспается- Собака is right but паспается is not, I don't think this is a word.

    2. Девочка за магазину- Девочка is right, but the rest isn't.

    3. Малчик хочём (?) идить в магазине- Хочём doesn't exsist, идить doesn't either. You have to say "в магазин."

    4. Кошки жаждают- "Кошки" is right, but not "жаждать". Means they are hungry for something.
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    well, i got the verbs fromn the dictionary, maybe i conjugated wrong.

    (ty =Thank You )
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