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For example 'два пельменя', where 'пельменя' is masculine, so when referring to them, should it be 'два штуки'?

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Definitely две because штуки is feminine.
As for пельмень, it's masculine, so the correct form is два пельменя.

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  • Yes, is it still that still 'две' if 'штуки' is used when talking about 'пельменя'? Just making sure
    – user20821
    Mar 6 at 9:38
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    @user20821 Undoubtedly.
    – Dmitry
    Mar 6 at 9:40
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    @user20821 Yes, "два пельменя" is a no-brainer. You would be in a much stickier situation, though, if it was not "пельмени" but "манты". The "штуки" would come in really handy then. "Дайте мне манты, две штуки". 😃
    – il--ya
    Mar 6 at 12:41

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