# "один стілець, два стільці, п'ять стільців"

## Translation:one chair, two chairs, five chairs

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We used to have three grammatical numbers. Singular, plural and dual (2). So 2 still has its own endings. Moreover, it even has separate forms for masculine and feminine: два хлопчики (2 boys) and дві дівчинки (two girls). Три and чотири also follow that declension pattern for 2, but I'm not sure why

As *daguipa* pointed out below, it's all explained in the Tips for Numbers' skills.

tl:dr

UseNom. Sg.when the number ends inодин/одна/одне= одинстілець

UseNom. Pl.when the number ends inдва/дві, три, чотири= двастільці

UseGen Pl.forALL OTHERS= п'ятьстільців

Notice that I wrote the numbers with letters instead of using numerals, because I think that makes it clear that 11-14 are ** not** included in the second group, but in the third one (Gen. Pl.). After all, they end with "-надцять", not any of the first and second group sounds (

*одинадцять, дванадцять, тринадцять, чотирнадцять*). Same goes for numbers like 512 or 1714... when in doubt, think of how the numbers sound, and not how they look in numerals.

1st Group: **1**, 214**1**, 18037**1**, etc.

2nd Group: **2**, **3**, **4**, 2**3**, 7**4**, 866**2**, etc.

3rd Group: 0, 5, 11, 100, 214, 612, 1000... and *every other number not included in groups 1 & 2*