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"Six years, sixty years"

Translation:Шість років, шістдесят років

September 24, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aboten

Why is it "років" and not "роки"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VikaMarts

Usually we have different words for numbers from 2 to 4 and from 5 to larger numbers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinDetry

Could someone explain, is the form "літ" used sometimes and if yes where then?

I know, it may just be my native Russian which misguides me, but I think I heard it somewhere. Hope it was not суржик :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Mainly in song and poetry, idiomatic expressions. Also its forms are part of some words and phrases. Століття (century), літня пані (elderly lady). There bound to be more, that's all I could think from top of my head. I believe its etymology is similar to Russian, from the word for summer (літо), it has to be plural form. I could be completely off though :)

In all modern usage and contexts as far as using word for year/years stick with рік/роки and you'll be fine.

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