"двадцать человек и одна лошадь"

Translation:twenty people and a horse

November 12, 2015



This could be the title of a movie with very questionable content :P

December 20, 2015


Or the title of a comedy...

January 18, 2016


Twenty people and a horse: or, the dude that broke the horse's back

February 20, 2016


This sounds like the beginning of a very bad joke...

April 12, 2016


So is лю́ди used only without numerals? 2, 3, 4, 20 челове́к, and много людей?

November 29, 2015

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    November 30, 2015


    I thought the notes said that челове́к is used for words ending in 5+ and людей for anything else? Or have I misunderstood?

    December 29, 2015

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      Yes, I should have been clearer.

      For numberals ending in два, три, четыре we use человека (a different form of челове́к). For all the other numberals we use челове́к.

      I meant that we use a form of «человек» with numerals, not that we always use this exact form.

      December 29, 2015


      Does 5 has a special thing in this case because not only the tips also if i use a translator it says людей only for five and the rest is человек

      November 29, 2018


      No, it doesn't. 5 is not different from 6, 7 or other numerals in this regard, so that translator is wrong.

      November 29, 2018


      Wait! Wait, I think I've heard this one before...

      April 2, 2018


      why not человеки?

      November 12, 2015

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        First, there is no such form as «челове́ки» (although it can be used in jokes about aliens not speaking correctly and things like that). «Челове́к» has an irregular plural: «лю́ди».

        Second, after «два́дцать» Russian uses genitive plural form here, and for the word «челове́к», the genitive plural form is the same as nominative singular.

        November 12, 2015


        All riding it at the same time? poor horse.

        October 19, 2018


        Spirit VS twenty cowboys

        July 27, 2019
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