Lesson 028

How many? How much? in Russian

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Since we have already learned Russian numbers, it’s a good time to learn how to ask How many? or How much? in Russian.

Both question (How much? / How many?) are translated into Russian as Ско́лько?.

Here is the formula:

Ско́лько + noun or pronoun in the Genitive case

If the item is countable, use the plural Genitive form, if uncountable – use the singular form.

Examples

Ско́лько у тебя́ де́нег?
How much money do you have? (де́ньги has only plural form)

Ско́лько здесь сту́льев?
How many chairs are here? (countable, plural)

Ско́лько са́хара ты обы́чно кладёшь в чай?
How much sugar do you usually put in your tea? (uncountable, singular)

Ско́лько молока́ на́до купи́ть?
How much milk do I have to buy? (uncountable, singular)

Ско́лько котле́т ты мо́жешь съесть за оди́н раз?
How many cutlets can you eat at once? (countable, plural)

Ско́лько пи́ва ты мо́жешь вы́пить за оди́н раз?
How much beer can you drink at once? (uncountable, singular)

Russian Pod 101

Common questions

Learn some very useful questions with the word Ско́лько?

Ско́лько э́то сто́ит?
How much does it cost?

Ско́лько тебе́ лет?
How old are you? (informal)

Ско́лько вам лет?
How old are you? (formal or plural)

Ско́лько вре́мени?
What time is it?

Practice all today’s examples with the audio track.

The offline version of this lesson is available here

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2 comments on “028 – How many? How much? in Russian”

  1. Irina says:

    I like your style of teaching. This is very good, thank you! Great podcasts!

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Irina,

      Many thanks for the comment. Good luck!

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