"Тридцять, сорок, п'ятдесят"

Translation:Thirty, forty, fifty

6/13/2015, 3:16:26 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/YariMsika
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These questions are pretty predictable. The questions would be more interesting if the numbers weren't in the right order.

6/30/2015, 1:35:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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Is there any reason why forty is completely different from the other numbers? Why isn't it Чотиридцять or something like it?

6/13/2015, 3:16:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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We also sometimes ask ourselfs this question, to be honest. 40 (сорок) and 90 (дев’яносто) are two irregular ones. чотиридесят and дев'ятдесят, however, do exist in dialects. But, for some reason, haven't got into standard language

6/13/2015, 10:23:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneM.
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That's a very interesting fact on the dialects. We Ukrainian language learners are lucky to have you as a source!

1/18/2016, 8:12:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexPaladin

Живучи в Україні - жодного разу в жодному куточку країни не чув "чотиридесят" та "дев'ятдесят". They are really two irregular ones :)

7/4/2015, 10:08:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Superuncia

"сорок" comes from Turkish word for forty, "kırk". Forty had (and still kinda has) a spiritual importance for Turkic people. It remains as a relic from the days of Khazar Khanate

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengrism

8/5/2015, 9:51:52 AM
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