"Мой брат много раз читал эту книгу."

Translation:My brother has read this book many times.

November 28, 2015



"эту книгу"... does it have to be translated as "this book"? Would "that book" be acceptable?

If not, how would "that book" be expressed in Russian (with a demonstrative pronoun in accusative)? "ту книгу"?

November 28, 2015


"that book" works too. Added it.

November 29, 2015


Can somebody explain to me why is the phrase in past simple wrong: "my brother read this book many times"??

March 15, 2016


It's not wrong, it just sounds like your brother is dead.

May 2, 2016


Imagine it's a children's book and he's now grown. Or his tastes changed. Or countless other situations where this would be perfectly valid. Thankfully it's now accepted.

August 21, 2017


I noticed that Duolingo used present perfect which I don't think is technically correct but works either way. But it makes me wonder, does Russian even have a present perfect tense?

April 13, 2016


It doesn't. It makes translating a real pain and you really need more context.

May 2, 2016


can we translate "много раз" by "more than once"?

May 1, 2016


Why not 'My brother was reading this book may times?'

May 30, 2017


not even a proper english sentence

August 2, 2018


can some type this then please? my brother has been reading this book for a large amount of time. (I am seeing много as "a large amount of" but maybe I am stretching the meaning of много too far)

October 20, 2018


After много the genitive case must be used, right? If so, isn’t the genitive form of раз раза?

April 25, 2019


I think this is because "много раз" together means "many times" and it does not change the ending of "раз", but this is just mu guessing. Native speaker needed here :)

May 23, 2019


I am not a native speaker, but as far as I know раз is genitiv plural.

Раз (nom.) - раза (or разу) (gen. sing.) - раз (gen. pl.)

May 31, 2019


"My brother read this book many times" should be a legit answer

July 3, 2019
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