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"короткая ночь"

Translation:a short night

August 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H4IHYoq9

Hi, does anyone know if короткий shares a same etymology with "corto" in spanish, "court" in French and maybe even "short" in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R4D1U5

I don't know, but it might come from Proto-Indo-European. Like how padre (Spanish) and father (English) are similar, or door/puerta/дверь.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MZb86Lqh

It's way too similar to the German "kurz" to be a coincidence.


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

А нам была нужна самый длинная в мире...

Did I get it right? Kind of ahead of my progress.


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

Is that a reference to something?


[deactivated user]

    Да, всё правильно! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

    You missed самая
    "нужна была" sounds better.


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

    Спасибо! It didn't occur to me at all that самый changes too. Have a лингот)


    [deactivated user]

      Oh, indeed, I somehow missed that it's самый and not самая :$


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

      Большое спасибо! I'm so happy, here have a lingot)


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

      Why is the marked wrong in favour of a? On business years ago a Russian asked me why we bother with definite and indefinite articles, but from this example it seems there is a difference in Russian too


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R4D1U5

      In Novaya Zemlya


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BaloghTams19

      Yes, I also thought about the Northern parts of Russia, especially in June.

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