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"Где ваши зонты?"

Translation:Where are your umbrellas?

December 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJH76

Do Russians still say "зонтик/ зонтики"? This was the word I learned for "umbrella" (many years ago).

December 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dmitry_Arch

Interestingly, the word зонтик is a loan word, it was formed by corrupting the German word Sonntuch (a piece of fabric protecting agains the sun), Initially, зонтик derived from зонтух wasn't perceived as a noun with the diminutive suffix -ик. It didn't happen until decades after the word was borrowed into Russian. But once people had started thinking of it as a diminutive form, they naturally coined a new word зонт which is mostly used in formal situations (e.g. in sales jargon).

June 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

And from Russian the word was borrowed into Finnish (Häme dialect) as "sontikka".

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stanpol

Yep, it's common to use these words, but the formal way is to say зонт/зонты.

December 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris.Guillen

Where are your umbrelli??

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

supernova - supernovæ. umbrellae? umbrellæ? LOL

November 25, 2018
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