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    little doubt in saying the time

    For example.. if it's 6:35. Do I say без двадцати пяти семь or just
    без двадцать пяти семь?

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    Re: little doubt in saying the time

    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    For example.. if it's 6:35. Do I say без двадцати пяти семь or just
    без двадцать пяти семь?
    "без двадцат́и пят́и" is right.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Спасибо!!

    I have one more question, though:

    If someone asks "Когда вы встаёте?" and I have to answer "I get up at 6:45", is it correct to say "Я встаю без четверти семь"? What are other ways of saying that? Perhaps "без пятнадцати семь", right? But there must be something more colloquial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    Спасибо!!

    I have one more question, though:

    If someone asks "Когда вы встаёте?" and I have to answer "I get up at 6:45", is it correct to say "Я встаю без четверти семь"? What are other ways of saying that? Perhaps "без пятнадцати семь", right? But there must be something more colloquial...
    Shouldn't that be, Я встаю без четверти в семь?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    If someone asks "Когда вы встаёте?" and I have to answer "I get up at 6:45", is it correct to say "Я встаю без четверти семь"? What are other ways of saying that? Perhaps "без пятнадцати семь", right? But there must be something more colloquial...
    "без пятнадцати семь" (more colloquial) = "без четверти семь".
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    or "Я встаю в шесть сорок пять". - in spoken language

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