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"Дві машини, двадцять машин"

Translation:Two cars, twenty cars

October 7, 2015



It has to do with the cases. I've seen the following in other comments here, and please forgive any errors!, but this is what I've got:

1, or numbers ending in 1: nominative singular (одни рік)

2-4, or numbers ending in 2/3/4 in Ukrainian wording: nominative plural (два року)

5+, or numbers ending in 5+ in Ukrainian wording: genitive plural (шість років)

This goes by the last -word- instead of number, e.g., 24 року, not «років»

I hope this helps!


Why are there different plural endings here?


I don't understand why 30 and forty cars are машин, not машини/машинів


The genitive plural of машина is машин.


When i say numbers in these lessons in Ukrainian, the Duolingo doesn't pick it up?


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