"Three years, eight years"

Translation:Три роки, вісім років

November 29, 2015

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Why is the word years conjugated differently for three and eight? Aren't both of them plural forms? Explanation would be great.


Here's what I found (Vinnfred's link doesn't seem to work, at least for me):

"After cardinal Russian numbers nouns may be used in the Nominative singular (with numbers ending in “один”, like 21), Genitive singular (with those ending in “два”, “три”,“четыре”, like in 22, 23, 24) and Genitive plural (with numbers ending in other figures: 5-20, 25-30 etc.)."

I hope it helps!

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