Lesson 029

Counting in Russian

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In one of our previous lessons we have learned Russian numbers from 0 to 100. Today we will learn how to count items in Russian.

When you want to count some items, you need to keep in mind a couple or rules. You still use the same numerals, however you need to change the form of the noun you count depending on the number:

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

For the numbers 1 and 2, you also need to change the ending of the numeral depending on the gender of the object:

оди́нmasculine
одна́feminine
одно́neuter

дваmasculine
двеfeminine
дваneuter

Examples

Now let’s look at some examples:

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ви́лкаfork (f.)

ноль ви́лок (Genitive, plural)
одна́ ви́лка (Nominative, singular)
две ви́лки (Genitive, singular)
пять ви́лок (Genitive, plural)
оди́ннадцать ви́лок (Genitive, plural)

я́блокоapple (n.)

одно́ я́блоко (Nominative, singular)
четы́ре я́блока (Genitive, singular)
два́дцать я́блок (Genitive, plural)

апельси́нorange (m.)

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

Practice all today’s phrases with the audio track.

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Start the quiz
  • Question # 1
    Which option is correct?
    • пять стол
    • пять стола́
    • пять сто́лев
    • пять столо́в
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 2
    Which option is correct?
    • два рука́
    • две руки́
    • две рук
    • два руко́в
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 3
    Which option is correct?
    • четы́ре стака́н
    • четы́ре стака́на
    • четы́ре стака́нов
    • четы́ре стака́ньев
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 4
    Which option is incorrect?
    • три ло́жки
    • четы́ре апельси́на
    • во́семь я́блока
    • де́вять ви́лок
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 5
    Which option is correct?
    • три рубль
    • три рубли́
    • три рубля́
    • три рубле́й
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 6
    Which option is incorrect?
    • два уро́ка
    • четы́ре уро́ков
    • пять уро́ков
    • семь уро́ков
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 7
    Which option is incorrect?
    • 13 я́блок
    • 22 я́блока
    • 31 я́блоко
    • 40 я́блока
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 8
    Which option is incorrect?
    • 15 студе́нтов
    • 23 стака́на
    • 87 рубле́й
    • 92 апельси́нов
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 9
    Which option is incorrect?
    • одно́ мне́ние
    • оди́н слу́чай
    • одна́ ви́лка
    • оди́н зда́ние
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 10
    Which option is incorrect?
    • одна́ маши́на
    • два маши́ны
    • три маши́ны
    • четы́ре маши́ны
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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2 comments on “029 – 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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