Lesson 048

Counting in Russian


In our previous lessons we’ve learned Russian numbers from 1 to 10 and from 11 to 20. Today’s lesson we dedicate to сounting in Russian.

Rules of counting in Russian

To count things in Russian, you need to add a noun (counted object) in the Genitive case to the number.

Before we start looking how it works, let’s remember a few things:

Number Form of the noun-object
1 or last digit is 1 Nominative singular
from 2 to 4 or last digit is from 2 to 4 Genitive singular
0 and from 5 to 9 or last digit is 0 or from 5 to 9 Genitive plural
from 11 to 20 Genitive plural

Also pay attention, that for the numbers 1 and 2, the use of the numbers depends on a gender of the subject:

– оди́н – masculine
– одна́feminine
– одно́neuter

– дваmasculine
– двеfeminine
– дваneuter


Now let’s look at some examples:

Russian Pod 101

ви́лка – fork (f.)

ноль ви́лок (Genitive, plural)
одна́ ви́лка (Nominative, singular)
две ви́лки (Genitive, singular)
три ви́лки (Genitive, singular)
четы́ре ви́лки (Genitive, singular)
пять ви́лок (Genitive, plural)
шесть ви́лок (Genitive, plural)

оди́ннадцать ви́лок (Genitive, plural)

я́блоко – apple (n.)

одно́ я́блоко (Nominative, singular)
два я́блока (Genitive, singular)
три я́блока (Genitive, singular)
четы́ре я́блока (Genitive, singular)
пять я́блок (Genitive, plural)

два́дцать я́блок (Genitive, plural)

апельси́н – orange (m.)

оди́н апельси́н (Nominative, singular)
два апельси́на (Genitive, singular)
три апельси́на (Genitive, singular)
четы́ре апельси́на (Genitive, singular)
пять апельси́нов (Genitive, plural)

де́сять апельси́нов (Genitive, plural)

Practice all today’s phrases with the audio track.

Stick with us and in the next lesson we will continue to learn Russian!

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2 comments on “048 – Counting in Russian”

  1. wahid says:

    it is very nissery for me

  2. amr nagy says:

    I want learn russian languge

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