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Part 3: How to count in Russian - Russian language tutorial and phrasebook



To count in Russian is to get one step closer to the very advanced mathematical intelligence that Russians have. The thing is that Russian language is almost especially made for advanced manipulations with numbers. Because if you manage to pronounce "14" (chetyrnadtsat), then it means you can manage complexity. If you can write it, you can manage chaos. Otherwise, Russian way of counting is very logical, there are no weird things like there is in French, where you have to say "four times twenty" when you mean "eighty".

You can listen to how the numbers sound below if you click on QuickTime or WinMedia "listen" link. I recorded them myself, but hopefully you enjoy it :)

 

Number Written Pronounced Hear It!
 
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1  один a'deen listen listen
2 два dva listen listen
3 три tri listen listen
4  четыре chetyre listen listen
5 пять pyat' listen listen
6 шесть shest listen listen
7 семь sem' listen listen
8 восемь vosem' listen listen
9 девять devyat' listen listen
10  десять 'desyat' listen listen
11 одиннадцать o'dinnatdsat' listen listen
12  двенадцать dve'nadtsat listen listen
13  тринадцать tri'nadsat' listen listen
14 четырнадцать che'tyrnadsat' listen listen
15  пятнадцать pyat'nadtsat' listen listen
16  шестнадцать shet'nadtsat' listen listen
17  семнадцать sem'nadtsat' listen listen
18  восемьнадцать vosem'nadtsat' listen listen
19  девятнадцать devyat'nadtsat' listen listen
20  двадцать d'vadtsat' listen listen
21  двадцать один dvadsat' odeen listen listen
25 двадцать пять dvadstat' pyat listen listen
30 тридцать t'ridtsat' listen listen
32 тридцать два tridtsat' dva listen listen
40  сорок sorok listen listen
50 пятьдесят pyatdesyat listen listen
60 шестьдесят shestdesyat listen listen
70  семьдесят 'semdesyat listen listen
80 восемьдесят vosemdesyat listen listen
90 девяносто devyanosto listen listen
100 сто sto listen listen
108 сто восемь sto vosem' listen listen
115  сто пятнадцать sto pyatnadsat' listen listen
121  сто двадцать один sto dvadsat' odeen listen listen
147  сто сорок семь sto sorok sem' listen listen
200  двести dvesti listen listen
300  триста treesta listen listen
400 четыреста chetyresta listen listen
500 пятьсот pyat'sot listen listen
600  шестьсот shestsot listen listen
700 семьсот sem'sot listen listen
800 восемьсот vosemsot listen listen
900 девятьсот devyatsot listen listen
1000  тысяча tysyacha listen listen
2000  две тысячи dve tysyachi listen listen
3000 три тысячи tri tysyachi listen listen
5000 пять тысяч pyat tysyach listen listen
6000 шесть тысяч shest' tysyach listen listen
9000  девять тысяч devyat tysyach listen listen
16000  шестнадцать тысяч shesnadtsat tysyach listen listen
21000  двадцать одна тысяча dvadsat' odna tysyacha listen listen
22000  двадцать две тысячи dvadstat' dve tysyachi listen listen
100000  сто тысяч sto tysyach listen listen
200000  двести тысяч dvesti tysyach listen listen
300825  триста тысячь восемьсот двадцать пять trista tysyach vosemsot dvadsat' pyat listen listen
1000000  миллион milli'on listen listen




Train departure time - can you read it? / Photo by Brostad@FlickR

Train departure time - can you read it? / Photo by Brostad@FlickR







 

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