"пятьдесят пять лет"

Translation:fifty-five years

November 19, 2015

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Kal-in

Can this not be fifty five years old or does it require a pronoun?

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Peatsickle

It could be, but only with additional context (e.g. if someone asked you "Сколько тебе лет?" and you omitted "мне" in the response). By itself it's just "fifty-five years," no more, no less.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jtaylor162

Phonology question: Can anyone confirm my suspicion that the ь (мягкий знак) in пятьдесят is "silent", and has no bearing on the modern pronunciation? I can't see how to "palatalize" the т when it's followed by another alveolar stop, д.

July 8, 2018
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