Дупло сущ., ср.рода, им.падеж, ед.число : (there lives a squirrel).

Две белки выглянули из своих [...](there will be a pl.noun in this field)
(a couple ways to answer ...)

  • Дупл
  • Дупел
  • Дуплей
  • ???

The question is: why have Russians faced difficulties in constructing such example?

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The correct answer is дупел: ru.wiktionary.org.

Plural forms of some neuter nouns are rarely used in everyday language. Also significant part of the neuter nouns have no plural form at all. To be precise their plural form is the same as singular form. For instance:


  • What's so hard about it? Село, стекло, бедро, окно, поле, море, солнце, etc., you name it.
    – Quassnoi
    Mar 13, 2016 at 16:03
  • @Quassnoi Oops, you are right. Edited the post. Thank you.
    – Dmitry
    Mar 13, 2016 at 16:09
  • Funny that not all Russians know that дупел is the right form here. Btw, for дно Gen.pl. is доньев, that is unobvious as well. Mar 14, 2016 at 12:17
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    @Justin McGuire: Its true, there are some weird words that not many people know how to say them in plural form. The most famous one: кочерга (an iron stick to mix coal in a fireplace for instance), I can guarantee no one knows for sure how to say it in plural :) many кочерг? кочерёг? кочерыжек? кочергей :))
    – monstro
    Mar 16, 2016 at 17:55
  • @monstro You might be surprised but I'm native :). And I know this word but before this moment I wasn't even sure this form exists (now I looked up in wiktionary - кочерёг) Mar 18, 2016 at 0:41

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