048 – Counting in Russian

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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.

To count things in Russian, all you need to do is 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:

– if the number ends on 1, the form of the noun-object doesn’t change,
– if the last digit is from 2 to 4, the singular form is used,
– if the last digit is 1 and 2, the use of the numbers depends on a gender of the subject,
– if the last digit is 0 (ноль) and from 5 to 9 we use the plural from of the nouns and numeral.

Now let’s look at some examples:

ви́лка – fork (f.)

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

ноль ви́лок (Genitive, plural)

я́блоко – apple (n.)

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

апельси́н – orange (m.)

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

Practice all today’s phrases with the audio track.

Russian Pod 101

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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