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    на сколько reply case

    Another one, this time (slightly) less dumb. When asking a question with на сколько and a comparative (I.E. How much older are you than me?), I know that the answer is also made using на. And I also know that most of the time, the answer will involve a numeral. But, when it doesn't, what case noun should follow the на? For example, what if I wanted to say "I am older than you by a large amount"? Aside from the fact that I'm not sure how to say "amount" properly in this context, it would be something like "я на болшое номер старше" or would it be locative "я на болшем номере старше" or is it just something totally different? Or is this construction impossible in the first place?

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    Re: на сколько reply case

    Quote Originally Posted by dawhite
    For example, what if I wanted to say "I am older than you by a large amount"? Aside from the fact that I'm not sure how to say "amount" properly in this context, it would be something like "я на болшое номер старше" or would it be locative "я на болшем номере старше" or is it just something totally different? Or is this construction impossible in the first place?
    Я намного старше. / Я намного старше, чем он. / Я намного старше него - note, that "намного" is on word here.

    If you want to use numeral it will be in nominative:
    Я старше на пять лет.
    Я старше на две недели.
    etc.

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    Re: на сколько reply case

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    If you want to use numeral it will be in nominative:
    Я старше на пять лет.
    One can also say:
    Пятью годами старше.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Why have I picked this language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawhite
    Why have I picked this language?
    We have especial topics for that.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Не винительный падеж?
    Я старше его на неделю/год. неправильно?

    надо творительный падеж всегда?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Не винительный падеж?
    Я старше его на неделю/год. неправильно?
    Правильно. Можно и так, и так.
    Я старше на год.
    Я годом старше.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawhite
    Why have I picked this language?
    Потому что много красивых песен?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by dawhite
    Why have I picked this language?
    Потому что много красивых песен?
    Или, точнее, много красивых девчонок?
    "С чий очи сънувам, чий е този лик обречен?
    Смъртен глас ми се причува и отеква с вик далечен
    Как да зърна да погледна, чуждий образ да прегърна,
    на лицето ми студено грях в надежда да превърна.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Не винительный падеж?
    Я старше его на неделю/год. неправильно?

    надо творительный падеж всегда?
    Не всегда, я ведь сказала "can also say".
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: на сколько reply case

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Я намного старше. / Я намного старше, чем он. / Я намного старше него
    Еще можно сказать "Я гораздо старше"
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