I don't know if the word другой is considered an adjective. However it declines like an adjective, and as such I name it an "adjective-like" word.
I know that, when numeral два is either in the nominative or inanimate accusative, the noun it quantifies takes the genitive singular, whereas an adjective accompanying the noun takes the genitive plural.
As such, "два бли
жнЗК-их друг-а" - two close friends.
But, what if I use the word другие?
Let's take the three hosts of the Fifa World Cup 2026 as an example. USA, Canada and Mexico. But the title of that competition will be "United 26".
I want to say the following: "The title United 26 shows a bias in favor of the USA, as though the other two hosts were secondary".
Название "United 26" проявляет предвзятость
отдает предпочтениеСША, как будто другие два организатора - второстепенны.
If I say "два других организатора" I would be telling "two other hosts", not "THE two other hosts", right?
Likewise, what if I use a personal pronoun (which declines as an adjective) instead of a typical adjective?
- Два моих друга - two of my friends
- Мои два друга - my two friends
- Два других друга - two other friends
- Другие два друга - the two other friends
Maybe the adjective/pronoun takes the genitive plural after the numeral when expressing "some out of many", whereas it takes the nominative plural before the numeral when the numeral refers to the total quantity?