"Он получил двойку."

Translation:He got an F.

January 13, 2016



What if you are learning Russian but don't know (or care about) the grading system in the US? The translation should simply be 2.

June 12, 2016


correct, i agree . If the Americans want to use their system it's ok with me but they should accept other translations., i.e. numbers which everybody understands even if some countries grade from 0 to 20 ( France) - 0 to 6 (Switzerland) aso. We use intermediate 4 ( which is passable, you passed, 4 .25 - 4. 5 - 4 .75 - aso. from 0 to 6. But to get a 0 you have to hand a white sheet over. or to have copied !

July 22, 2016


I was ok with the translations to the American grades, but this comment just changed my mind. You are right, I am Brazilian, and I am used to grades from 0 to 10, why should I learn about grades from F to A in order to learn from 1 to 5?

June 29, 2017


Duolingo explicitly states that American English is the standard used by their courses. Matching двойка with 'F' is consistent with that standard.
"He got a 2" is also accepted now.

October 19, 2017


even though our higher education systems use 0-5 also, especially AP exams.

March 13, 2018


But 2 is still two

January 16, 2016


Welcome to Duolingo !

February 21, 2016


Wait, I thought that 1 was the lowest grade in Russian schools?

January 13, 2016


1 is a bit harsher than F. It's less common and mostly only used for if you haven't even written anything on the paper.

January 13, 2016


tnx :-)

January 14, 2016


i have no idea about the American note system. i said he got a "two" and they said it is wrong !! we use ( in Switzerland) 0 ( the worst - to six ( the best.) the French quote from 0 to 20. I don't know about the other Europeans.

July 9, 2016


i'm not american .for me dvoiko is 2 not F !

July 27, 2016


So, a "5" is an "A," and a "4" is a "B." A "2" is an "F," and a "1" is like an "I" (for incomplete). Don't they differentiate between a "C" and a "D" in Russia? In America, there is a huge difference between a "C" and a "D."

April 15, 2016



Below given figures are approximate:

5 is excellent ( more than 80% correct answers), 4 is good (70-80%), 3 (60-70%) is poor, but you pass the exam, 2 (less than 60% of correct answers) is bad, you don't pass it and you need to retake the exam. 1 is usually not given in Russia, so 2 is the worst mark.

So, I think A and B are 5, C is 4, D is 3, F is 2.

May 25, 2016


Do. Not. Make. Us. Convert. To. American.

We are learning Russian, not american school systems. FIX THIS

August 28, 2017


Could you just say "he's got a two"?

March 6, 2016


So, what really is an "F"? I remember from movies that it should be the lowest grade, but shouldn't the lowest be 0 instead of 2?

November 21, 2016


0's do not exist as grades. 1's exist in theory, but require some truly remarkable circumstances to be given.

November 22, 2016


I actually have a plenty of those 1's :P

January 15, 2018


I thought that, in a system of 5 grades, a 2 should be a passing grade... It requires more than half (or maybe >60%), and means you barely pass. But pass.

So in Russia only 5, 4, and 3 are passing? 2 means fail (U.S. F) and a 1 is like catastrophic fail?

May 20, 2017


So in Russia only 5, 4, and 3 are passing? 2 means fail (U.S. F) and a 1 is like catastrophic fail?

That's right.

October 19, 2017


Hi Theron. i'm glad to see that DUO accepted my suggestion that ON PULUCHIL DVOIKO is now accepted as HE GOT A 2. Now DUO should also accept the other figures 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 as correct. Accepting only 2 doesn;'t mean anything. Yes an 1 is a catastrophic fail - we even give O ! - I f your general average is below 4 YOU DON"T PASS. but you can have ONE 2 if , with your other notes you get an average above or equal to 4. With twice a 2 you will never pass. We also quote with 1/4 - 1/2 and 3/4. i.e. 4.25 - 4,5 - 4,75 aso., \Regards

October 19, 2017


Omg stop complaning about the American system! It's super easy to learn why would you whine below every single exercise. I mean come on guys, you are able to learn Russian but not that 5=A ? (And I'm not a native at all)

January 31, 2018


Can you not say he got a fail?

February 21, 2016


that's funny, why do we say "an" F when F is clearly a consonant?

August 13, 2016


The letter F is pronounced (and sometimes spelled) "eff", so it starts with a vowel

August 30, 2016


Why "He received a F" not accepted ? "He received a B" was corect on an other sentence ...

January 24, 2017


Because the letter F is used in lieu of a word, you would say "an eff;" "a eff" is not grammatically correct in English.

April 22, 2017


So he got an "F"

June 22, 2017


Here is 1 to 5.

July 16, 2017


Seriously. Its not hard to memorize that A is excellent. So you get burned once. The course is "for English speaker". Lets not be distracted by whose system we follow and focus on course material please. I grew up in Asia and we use 0-100 always. So what? At least Duo bothered to include the Russian system at all and kindly provided explanaions.

October 11, 2017


Duolingo is the one making the system a distraction by forcing memorization of the presumably american system. It is on them to fix it, not on us to memorize extra stuff.

And I should certainly hope they "bother" to include russian systems in a russian course!

October 11, 2017


Can somebody please explain why 'He received an F' wasn't accepted?

November 9, 2017


(In the USA) technically a D is a passing grade, since it is not an F. However, if the course is a pre-requisite for another course, it is usually stated that you need to get "C or higher" to satisfy this pre-requisite requirement. An F is worth 0 pts, D is worth 1 pt, etc, and A is worth 4 pts in computing one's GPA (grade point average). A GPA of 2.0 is usually required for graduation. So it's pretty close to the Russian system, but not quite.

August 24, 2019


I wrote: he got an "f" and is marked wrong. could you please explain why is it so?

September 6, 2019
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