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"Twelve elephants."

Translation:שניים עשר פילים.

August 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zion11dotcom

shnéim asár pilim (also correct: shném)


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

When is it appropriate to use שני ? Is it only used for "two" and not for numbers greater than 10?


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

It's used for two and in construct state of certain numbers, like two million = שני מיליון. In other numbers you either use a double form (מאתיים, אלפיים) or the 'full' number (עשרים ושניים).

two elephants = שני פילים

twelve elephants = שנים עשר פילים

twenty elephants = עשרים פילים

twenty two elephants = עשרים ושניים פילים

two hundred elephants = מאתיים פילים

two million two hundred twenty two elephants = שני מיליון מאתיים עשרים ושניים פילים

etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenSmart2

I wrote "שתיים עשרה פילות" and got marked wrong. Reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamilleBlu1

I do not know how to get the Hebrew keyboard on my computer to type the answers, and it halting my progress.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lyyti.tul

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