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    It says...

    How do you say "It says..." in Russian? For example, you might be looking a book and say "It says to add three eggs". How would you say that in Russian? I'm thinking "Читает...", but I think that's wrong.
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    Talking about a book or something like that:
    (Здесь) написано, что нужно добавить три яйца.
    Sometimes they say "Здесь сказано/говорится, что..." but that's not correct talking about written source.
    Correct my mistakes, please

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    Ahh, thankyou!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariashara
    Sometimes they say "Здесь сказано/говорится, что..." but that's not correct talking about written source.
    Hmm... I disagree. В книге сказано..., в книге говориться..., книга говорит о... -- all of them are correct.
    "Здесь сказано, что нужно добавить три яйца" -- what's incorrect here?
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    I agree with Pranki. "В книге говорится, что..." "Здесь/в этом рецепте сказано, что..." -- all this sounds perfectly normal.

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    These are past passive participles

    In the book it is written that...
    In the book it is said that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    "Здесь сказано, что нужно добавить три яйца" -- what's incorrect here?
    Ooo! Is it the word 'яйца' should be 'яицы'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    "Здесь сказано, что нужно добавить три яйца" -- what's incorrect here?
    Ooo! Is it the word 'яйца' should be 'яицы'?
    No it shouldn't, there isn't such a word яйцы. One should use singular genetive here because it comes after a number (we had a thread about it recently as far as I remember). Singular genetive of яйцо is яйЦА and plural nominative is ЯЙца. It seems to me that the question "what's incorrect here?" confused you, it was a rhetorical one, the sentence is perfect.
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    Ahh. I thought eggs was a feminine noun, so I put it in genetive singular. Heh.
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