Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ways to use как

  1. #1
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    9
    Rep Power
    3

    Ways to use как

    I see a variety of different ways to use "как" and am confused on exactly when and where to use it... can anyone help?

  2. #2
    Почтенный гражданин xXHoax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    318
    Rep Power
    20
    I'd like to see this drawn out fully as well.
    From what I know:
    How - As in questions. Как много, how many, is something you can say, but in my opinion that's a tragedy and you should use сколько. Насколько is used in some positions as how instead of как, when the "how" means "on what level ____", or "to what extent". как is basically "In what way", it pairs with так, "In THIS way"

    All the combinations of question and answer words don't make much intuitive sense to me, like "так как", and "как... так и". And I don't know what the other combinations are but they're useful to know because the make really fundamental relationships between ideas.

  3. #3
    Властелин iCake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Siberia, the Earth
    Posts
    1,176
    Rep Power
    28
    Oh, boy. That's a very complicated word to explain. More importantly, doing so will most definitely require a great wall of text, as even a Russian monolingual dictionary, designed for native Russians, goes a few extra miles with the word. Add to it the fact, that как doesn't really have a direct counterpart in English. Well, I need to stop complaining here.

    Anyway, I'll throw in a few ideas on как много. Firstly it can be both how much and how many. As xXHoax noted, you're usually better off saying сколько instead, however, going with как много is not a tragedy if there is a good reason for it. The reason being, when you need to emphasize много specifically.

    - Я получил вчера много денег.
    - Как много?

    Anyway, I have to go now. I'll try to expain the word better when I get back from work, if someone hasn't done so already by the time I'm here.
    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

Similar Threads

  1. different ways to drop off?
    By kburr in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 26th, 2015, 01:57 PM
  2. Let anyone have their own ways
    By Lena in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: November 6th, 2012, 07:05 AM
  3. Different ways to say weekend in Russian?
    By Mordan in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 13th, 2006, 06:33 PM
  4. Ways of expressing 'must' and 'need'.
    By brett in forum French
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 17th, 2004, 09:45 PM
  5. what are your ways for building vocab?
    By vino in forum Getting Started with Russian
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: November 12th, 2004, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary