"Nine degrees is not cold."

Translation:Плюс девять — это не холодно.

November 19, 2015



Spoken like a true Russian

May 19, 2016


True Russian? Ahaha! Tonight it was minus thirty one degrees in Kemerovo, Siberia, and it is not too cold

November 16, 2016


Боже мой! And what is exactly "too cold" in Russia?

April 19, 2017


This is very different in different regions of our country.

In my region (Кемеровская область) "too cold" means about minus forty degrees or minus thity but with strong cold wind.

April 20, 2017


Coming from tropics, I'd probably turn into an ice mummy in Siberia. :p

May 4, 2017


OMG! Here in Rio de Janeiro I almost freeze when it is about 15°C in our "winter" ... I can't even imagine how would one feel like when it is soo cold... BRRRR

August 9, 2017


:-))) Welcome to Russia! Welcome to Siberia! ;-)))

August 10, 2017


Why not "девять градусов это не холодно"?

November 19, 2015


You need a dash there. I don't know if duolingo counts that as a mistake though.

December 20, 2015


Alright, and what about "девять градусов — это не холодно"?

March 19, 2016


Should be correct.

March 20, 2016


А не может быть "Девять градусов не холодно"?

November 19, 2015


I second that. We have to ask English natives if "плюс" is implied here.

November 19, 2015


It is implied. We only indicate when the temperature is negative, otherwise it is understood that it's positive, at least in American English.

November 19, 2015


Thanks. I see "nine degrees" + "cold" and start to interpret it as if the thermometer is showing the negative temperature. Maybe because +9 is not considered a cold temperature here in Moscow.

November 19, 2015


Nor is it in England, but in British English the 'plus' is usually implied too. Perhaps because when the temperature is negative it's pretty common to hear loads of people commenting on it, emphasising the 'minus'. We love complaining about the weather.

March 11, 2016


It's also important to note that in America we use fahrenheit instead of celcius. So 9 degrees here would be equivalent to roughly -13 degrees there.

March 7, 2016


It is common knowledge over here. I mean, films made in the U.S. are shown all over the world, so everyone knows people use feet, miles, inches, pounds, and degrees Fahrenheit there. Units of volume (pint, gallon, ounce) are less known.

March 7, 2016


And in English we would always explicitly say 'minus' when we mean that, whereas in Russian it could be implied. My Russian fiancée surprised me one winter day by telling me the temperature was fifteen degrees - it was obvious to her that she meant minus fifteen!

April 21, 2017


Yes, for English speakers it is implied. "Plus" is not wrong, but only specified when there is a current need to distinguish between above and below zero. I can accept getting dinged for градуси (wrong case), but not for not saying "plus." I reported that issue although I am putting it here too in case my report is dismissed because I did mess up a declension as well as incorrectly getting dinged for not saying "plus."

November 19, 2015


Fixed. There are weirder reports that that (for example, Plus nine that is not cold)

November 19, 2015


Man, and I feel cold when it's 20°C outside. But also, as a tropical guy, I can say that 40°C is not hot hahaha

October 20, 2018


Is the "Это" necessary here?

May 20, 2016


Damn Russians, I freeze with 9 degrees

May 25, 2016


What!? Both 9 degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit is cold! 9C = 48F (roughly) and anything below 50F, is pretty chilly. (And I'm even in a temperate climate)

Well, I guess if you're used to colder temperatures then 48F isn't too much colder. Which makes me think now- does Russia ever get temperatures above 70 or 80? (Fahrenheit) Or even into the 60s?

July 4, 2016


Russia as in "most cities and populated areas" sometimes gets over 100° F in summer unless you go way north (80 is pretty normal for Moscow during summer). Also, we do not use this scale, so I had to calculate to know what temperature you mean.

July 4, 2016


No, you don't get Fahrenheit here (unless you're a stubborn estadunidense expat). But otherwise, it can totally get to 90°F in parts of Russia, and not only in brutally continental climate in parts of Siberia, but in Moscow, too.

February 6, 2019


I don't understand why I need это in this case. And why is the usage of градусов wrong here?

September 27, 2016


Why градусов and not градуса

April 18, 2017


Numbers before nouns get three possibilities. 2,3,4 gives the genitive plural, which you are expecting (градуса), 5,6,7,8,9,0 (and the "teens" 11-19) use the genitive plural (градусов)

October 11, 2017


Плюс иди Градусов!!!

March 6, 2019
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