I have just started learning Russian (not getting a qualification, just for self interest). I have been set Задание 32 in the Поехали! Textbook 1. But my teacher is busy this week, and so cannot get me started.

The exercise starts as follows, and I do not know how to proceed, I’d appreciate some pointers:

Example answer:  
Это (я) дом. -- это мой дом.  
Это (я) дома. -- это мой дома.  

1) Это (я) друзья. Ты их помнишь?  
2) Это (я) друг. Ты его помнишь?  
3) ...  

Thanks in advance!

  • "Это я дома" - "That's me at my home"
    – Alexander
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:13
  • my isn't necessary, it's implied that the home is that of the speaker Sep 8, 2019 at 10:49
  • this is not a site where someone will work on your home assignment
    – shabunc
    Sep 8, 2019 at 10:53
  • @shabunc Wrong dude! People did, and it was helpful. And it's just for my own interest, not an official qualification. So, I don't think that there's any harm whatsoever.
    – Neil Clay
    Sep 9, 2019 at 11:11
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    to make it on-topic the question could have been worded differently, in particular without references to specific exercises in textbooks or elsewhere, although this may sound hypocritical and as an encouragement to act slyly, that's the way to stay within the rules limits Sep 10, 2019 at 13:58

1 Answer 1


You seem to have a typo in the "Examples" section: instead of

Это (я) дома. -- это мой дома.

there should be

Это (я) дома. -- это мои дома.

The task is to put the pronoun in brackets into its possessive form, choosing the correct gender and number. In question 1) you do it like this: (я) > мои, 1st p. singular, the possessed object plural, because друзья (the possessed object) is plural.

UPD: I've had a look at the actual textbook you're studying. The words there have stresses marked, so "и́" (stressed и) may have seemed for you to be "й", but it's not so. Don't mix up the two things, in everyday Russian texts stresses are not marked.

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  • the student's work done for him Sep 1, 2019 at 10:28
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    @БаянКупи-ка - Far from that. Our SE is aimed at helping in learning. It would be injust to deny a person in pointing to a mistake on September 1. Especially at such a basic level, it is important to avoid delusions like that.
    – Yellow Sky
    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:34
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    Great, many thanks for the help @YellowSky . I'll now crack on with the questions that I didn't post. Cheers!
    – Neil Clay
    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:13
  • Just a funny note. "Это мой дома" is a valid sentence in spoken Russian, but with the stress on first syllable in "дома." This means "It's my husband/boyfriend/son at home."
    – VaNdal
    Sep 9, 2019 at 7:28

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