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Covers questions about numerals. Numerals are a class of words (a part of speech) that denote quantity or number like "три" or "трое". Words that denote order ("первый", "второй", "третий" и т.д.) behave like adjectives, and words like "миллион" behave like nouns; questions about them should be tagged accordingly.
I have a question about pronouncing the number 1 in Russian for mathematics.
When the number 1 appears by itself on the right side of an equation (or inequality or congruence or other mathematical ...
Jun 14, 2012 at 4:29
This has puzzled me for a long time. In Russian, we count objects in a weird way:
Двадцать один камень
Then, the pattern ...
Jun 18, 2013 at 18:50
Как правильно сказать:
На скольких человек заказывать пиццу
На сколько человек заказывать пиццу
Feb 9, 2013 at 11:17
For most nouns which have no singular form, fractions are meaningless (e.g. штаны, ножницы, весы), but there are a few such nouns where this is not the case. For example, how do I say "it went on for ...
Jun 14, 2012 at 19:35
While trying to augment my knowledge on Russian numerals with regard to how they combine with nouns and adjectives, I paid a visit to Reverso after learning that any adjectives placed between the ...
Aug 19, 2017 at 22:49
I know that один, два, три is equivalent to one, two, three in English. But, I've also heard раз, два, три used in multiple Russian songs from different artists, and I've seen this in several places ...
Jun 4, 2013 at 19:34
In comments on dasblinkenlight's answer to the question
"У меня оба часов/обеи часы/обои часы сломались"?
some write that две пары часов means 2 watches and три пары часов means 3 watches, ...
Aug 31, 2013 at 14:34
I can take two books in the bookshop and say обе to indicate I want to buy both.
Are there any analogous words for three and more items, to indicate that I have all of them in mind?
Jun 14, 2012 at 7:17
Я ви́жу одного́ ма́льчика. (I see one boy.)
Я ви́жу два до́ма. (I see two houses.)
Я ви́жу двух ма́льчиков. (I see two boys.)
I often get confused with the cases. As far as I know, after "...
Nov 30, 2016 at 8:03
I was explaining to a friend how to use nouns with numerals 2, 3 and 4 and figured out that I don't know which of the following two possibilities is correct:
1a. Я вижу две вороны.
1b. Я вижу ...
Dec 22, 2012 at 18:50
I want to understand the case aspects of the dates in Russian (I think that rather than learning them as a rule of thumb, after understanding them I won't forget them so easily). So far, I only came ...
May 12, 2013 at 18:40
If a number ends with 0,5,6,7,8, or 9, the following noun is used in genitive plural. Do measurement units make an exception or not?
В стаде триста девяносто коров. (В стаде тристо ...
Jun 16, 2012 at 11:33
"Тройбан" is a slang word for "три" (a ruder version of 'three'). There is also a word "трояк" (less rude and more common). The affix "як" can be attached to ...
Oct 9, 2016 at 11:32
In English (at least in North America, don't know about other English area) you see things like 10k as an abbreviation of 10000. I'm wondering if Russian does something similar, particularly ...
Apr 12, 2022 at 23:43
EN: I know that number 21 (in nominative) demands nominative singular (21 год) and, although number 22 (in nominative) would demand genitive singular from the upcoming noun (22 года), an adjective ...
Apr 2, 2017 at 21:47
Quoting this article on Russian plurals:
If the number is 1, or the number ends in the word “один” (example: 1, 21, 61) (but not 11), then you should use the case (singular) that is suitable for ...
Jul 31, 2013 at 11:29
I know that decimal numbers containing a whole number plus one or more fractional numbers are referred to as целая (whole number) plus десятая (a tenth) or сотая (a hundredth), etc.
"целая" is ...
May 24, 2018 at 20:15
Some time ago I took a Russian test that contained the following question:
В об(о,е)их коробках оказались семена.
3) оба варианта корректны
4) оба варианта ...
May 20, 2020 at 17:29
Got a business letter with this phrase followed by a list of 6 officials, sixth being a president. So I wonder whether it's me who always interpreted this phrase incorrectly (5 members total) or them (...
Jan 11, 2017 at 12:31
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 ...
Jul 17, 2018 at 22:07
By integer numbers the rule is more or less clear:
How about decimal numbers? does one easily take the integer part of the number before the ...
Oct 19, 2012 at 17:42
What caused complex plural forms in Russian? Were they borrowed from another language, inherited from Old Russian, or is there another reason why they appeared?
By "complex plural forms" I mean the ...
Jun 28, 2012 at 13:28
I wonder which version is grammatically correct -
Между двух людей
Между двумя людьми
Some website said that they are both correct, is it truly so?
P.S If you need some context, here you ...
Feb 20, 2020 at 11:31
Сейчас часто можно встретить рекомендации использовать так назыаемую счетную форму (давайте для примера рассматривать словосочетание «20 байт(-ов)»). На этом всячески настаивает Справка Грамоты.ру, а ...
Jun 2, 2013 at 11:53
однаждый corresponds to "one," and дваждый corresponds to "two." Would the third term be something like триждый? What are the remaining terms of this sequence, up to say, ten?
Jul 29, 2020 at 19:53
Even though, theoretically, there are no articles in Russian, can один sometimes work as the indefinite article?
At least I've seen "одни" ("a few ones") which is similar in usage to "unos" in ...
Jul 16, 2018 at 21:20
For numbers between 10 and 40 Russians use дцать. What is дцать? A very Russian way to say десять? A word made of multiple parts, each of which do have a meaning, like дца and ть, as in еха-ть? (I ...
May 30, 2016 at 0:45
The ten-based numerals пятьдеся́т, шестьдеся́т, се́мьдесят and во́семьдесят all ditch the final soft sign of де́сять and what decline as if they still retained it. If the declension remains unaffected,...
Feb 28, 2019 at 18:33
Подскажите пожалуйста как правильно изменяются в
винительном падеже составные числительные и связанные с ними
Например: как правильно сказать "вижу 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 ...
May 20, 2018 at 9:48
The rule I refer to is this:
For numeral + adjective + noun in genitive case structures where the numeral-noun-adjective phrase is serving in a nominative case (e.g., the three little pigs went to ...
Aug 20, 2017 at 0:48
не хватает три рубля/трёх рублей
не хватает два рубля/двух рублей
не хватает один рубль/одного рубля
Both seem to be commonly used in day-to-day speech. Any thoughts?
UPDATE: To reiterate, I'm ...
Aug 7, 2012 at 13:14
Bumped into this news title today:
I wonder if "51-летний" correct in Russian.
If not, which adjective would be the right one to convey the same meaning?
If yes, how do I pronounce it?
May 12, 2019 at 2:18
This answer gives a short idea of using human animate plural forms, e. g. that they are used for persons only (?!). However, it's not quite clear, when they apply.
за стеной стоят ...
May 18, 2014 at 9:26
Russia uses the short scale number-naming system.
Why is, then, "миллиард" used instead of "биллион"?
"Миллиард" (as opposed to "биллион") is used in the long scale number-naming system.
Jan 31, 2018 at 5:17
In the nominative case, numbers ending with 1 govern the nominative/singular in the noun, numbers ending with 2-4 govern genitive/singular and all others genitive/plural. (That is the "easy" part, can ...
Sep 25, 2014 at 16:38
When counting things, as in 1, 2, 3, 4, ... what suffix is applied to the end of the words? For instance:
There is 1 dog, but 2 cats.
There are 3 planes available today.
The first 4 doors are ...
May 24, 2014 at 13:44
What does it mean when Russian say: "Здесь стопятьсот графиков, что с ними делать?"
Apr 11, 2014 at 20:40
Are these used interchangeably?
Both are given as two hundred by translators, so which one is used?
Aug 15, 2012 at 20:10
How do you cite amounts of money in Russian?
44 целых – 9 десятков?
Do Russians ever cite quantities as один точка два килограммов мяса instead of один целый два десятка килограммов мяса?
I'm studying numerals and I found this example:
У меня есть 2 старших брата, и одна старшая сестра
far as I know after У меня есть It should be an nominative, so for the rule of the numbers the 2 ...
Jan 15, 2016 at 14:15
With masculine and neuter nouns, два and три take the genitive singular. With feminine nouns it is at least usually taught that две and три also take the genitive singular. But how do we know? Given ...
Apr 5, 2018 at 23:28
What I don't understand in this sentence
Мы с нашими четырьмя детьми
are two things:
why the word "children" is in the instrumental case and not in genitve, as it normally is when preceded by a ...
Jan 12, 2015 at 10:57
Предположим, у меня есть купюра в 123'456'789 зимбабвийских долларов (не хочу предполагать это с рублями). Как её корректно назвать?
В правилах обычно указывают, что писать такие числительные нужно ...
Sep 23, 2019 at 18:01
While doing an exercise in the Russian textbook ТРОЙКА, I came upon the following:
Этот велоcипед на 100 долларов дешевле, чем тот велосипед.
(This bicycle is cheaper than that bicycle by 100 ...
Sep 16, 2017 at 1:26
Как будет правильно написать 21-миллионный, 21-тысячный и 101-тысячный словами?
Слова должны быть "двадцатиодн?миллионный", "двадцатиодн?тысячный" и "стоодн?...
Apr 17, 2014 at 2:22
To be entirely frank, I'm a native speaker, but for the overwhelming majority of my day I only use English, and my Russian has started to wane. My job requires me to cycle through a couple of ...
According to the sources I've checked, only numbers from 1 to 4 have an animate ending (meaning that the accusative case will be the same as the genitive, endingwise). Numbers from 5 upward will have ...
Mar 28, 2018 at 1:58
Consider the sentence:
"В 1955-1991 годы Польша являлась участником Варшавского договора."
What is the correct grammatical form of the numerals?
"В тысяча девятьсот пятьдесят пятый - ...
Jan 12, 2018 at 11:49
I have two questions about expressions of number of people in Russian:
Once when buying tickets at кассы, I heard the expression "три взрослых". I thought with numbers 2-4, we use the genitive ...
Dec 28, 2017 at 23:58
I'm trying to figure out how numerals agree with adjectives and nouns... @_@
I've found this sentence:
Я нашла тридцать шесть старые газеты
I'm not sure it is correct... Shouldn't it be:
Я нашла ...
Jul 22, 2017 at 20:19
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