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    Please check these plurals!

    I'm sure Rosetta Stone has these wrong, can somebody please check ...

    It says 14 cups is Четырнадцать чашек, I say it should be чашки.

    It says 13 eggs is тринадцать яиц, I say it should be яйца.

    Thanks,
    Lindsay

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    Numbers above 5 take the gen. plural like in your examples. The exception is compound numbers ending in 1-4 (e.g. пятьдесят один, семьдесят три, восемьдесят четыре, шестьдесят два - 51, 73, 84 62) which take the gen. singular.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    hello, Lindsey,

    Rosetts Stone is right.

    In the phrases "cardinal numeral + plural noun" , the form of the plural noun will vary depending upon the cardinal numeral:

    1) after the cardinal numerals "2, 3 and 4" the plural noun will actually be in the form of SINGULAR GENITIVE:

    Nom. Одна чашка -- Gen. Не хватает одной чашки

    - ДВЕ чашки, тарелки, миски, ручки, девушки (herre all nouns are feminine),

    - ТРИ чашки, тарелки, миски, ручки, девушки,

    - ЧЕТЫРЕ чашки, тарелки, миски, ручки, девушки.


    2) after the cardinal numerals "5, 6 etc" the plural noun will be in the form of PLURAL GENITIVE:

    - ПЯТЬ чашек, тарелок, мисок, ручек, девушек,

    - ШЕСТЬ /СЕМЬ/ ВОСЕМЬ/ ДЕВЯТЬ / ДЕСЯТЬ / ДВАДЦАТЬ / СТО чашек, тарелок, мисок еtc.

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    OK, I didn't realise that the "teens" were all GP, even 11, 12, 13, 14. Thanks, I understand it now

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