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не́ту ?

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У нас не́ту вре́мени! = We got no time!

Still puzzled by не́ту which I can't find in any Russian dictionary. Is this to do with Case functions?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Davriol

НЕ́ТУ, неизм. (разг.). 1. То же, что нет в 1 знач. «Голова, какой во всей России нету.» Грибоедов. «- Хозяйка! нет ли в избе другого угла? - Нету, родимый.» Пушкин. «Слишком много пришлось бы говорить, а времени нету.» А.Тургенев. 2. То же, что нет во 2 знач. (устар. и обл.). «- Ты шутишь? - Нету.» Пушк

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caversham
Caversham
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Thanks for prompt reply, David. In other words it reflects colloquial speech and has nothing to do with declension?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Yes, нету is a word that may replace нет in the meaning of absence in spoken speech (so it is also found in poetry and works of fiction). It is a really, really old word — easily three centuries old or from Old East Slavic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711
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We don't got any! I used slang English intentially. When stillunder communism, I heard that a lot no matter what I asked for. I had to learn how to barter...they were tough times for sure.

1 year ago