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"Ему одиннадцать или двенадцать лет."

Translation:He is eleven or twelve years old.

February 20, 2016



Do you use лет or года when you have "(a number that takes лет) или (a number that takes года) (years old)"?

February 20, 2016

[deactivated user]
    • «Год» is used with numerals ending in 1 (but not 11).
    • «Го́да» is used with the numerals ending in 2, 3, 4 (but not in 12, 13, 14).
    • «Лет» is used with all the other numerals.
    February 20, 2016


    I think the question is if you've got two numbers which would use different forms, e.g. "11 or 22", then which would you use?

    February 20, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Oh! I would normally repeat the noun:

      • Оди́надцать лет или два́дцать два го́да?

      But if the noun is not repeated, you use the form of the closest numeral:

      • Оди́надцать или два́дцать два го́да?
      • Оди́надцать лет или два́дцать два?
      February 20, 2016


      Одиннадцать is spelled with two 'н's

      July 14, 2017


      ‧ numbers with nouns ‧ The case of the noun depends on the last word of the number ‧ ‧ www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Time-and-Numbers/tips-and-notes

      March 13, 2019

      [deactivated user]

        I actually recently posted about this on Stack Exchange.

        May 9, 2016


        Something musy be wrong with your audio system. I keep saying the phrase and it wont work. I then say this same phrase in google translate and it understands what i said

        May 5, 2019


        Why not " is he eleven or twelve years old" ?

        November 30, 2016


        Saying "Is he" would make it a question.

        November 30, 2016


        This sentence is odd. And what is the difference in spoken language? I still can't recognize the accent of a statement from a question.

        November 30, 2016


        You won't get it from the TTS here, it doesn't do questions very well. For purposes of this course it's a question if it has a question mark at the end; on the dictation exercises punctuation isn't graded.

        In normal speech with humans the question intonation is a bit different from English, I think. I don't recall having a problem with understanding it though.

        November 30, 2016


        Why ему not не?

        June 29, 2019


        Do you mean он? It is ему because they express age as "To him is ____ years".

        August 21, 2019
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