Categories: "Numbers" or "Cardinal numbers" or "Collective numbers" or "Ordinal numbers"


November 27th, 2014 — posted by Don
The other day I came across a story that included the following line: Этой ночью кошка в надцатый раз нагадила под диван. Last night the cat pooped for the umpteenth time under the couch. I had never encountered the word на́дцатый before, but… more »

Год (часть пятая)

January 31st, 2012 — posted by Don
We previously mentioned that if a Russian number phrase is the subject of a verb, except when the number ends in one, it induces neuter singular verb agreement in the past: Прошло два года. Two years went by. Прошло пять лет. Five years went by.… more »

Год (часть четвёртая)

January 30th, 2012 — posted by Don
Curses. On Saturday I again proposed to Luludya. She insists, despite our five sons, that she can never marry a man who is not Roma. This insistence nonetheless leads me to a certain point of view in this posting. What if Luludya had agreed to marry… more »

Год (часть третья)

January 27th, 2012 — posted by Don
As Luludya and I were smoking clove cigarettes early this morning, she expressed her hope that I would continue to write this blog for many years. It warms my heart to think that a Gypsy woman, born in a wagon and raised among tambourines, should have… more »

Год (часть первая)

January 25th, 2012 — posted by Don
I awoke this morning with the newly-risen sun shining mercilessly in my eyes, my back propped against a mesquite tree. The cacti on either side of me and a couple of jack rabbits munching on scrub grass indicated that I had slept the night in the… more »