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    okay to pronounce тысяча without the а sound at the end?

    Is it okay okay to pronounce тысяча without the а sound at the end? I've heard it pronounced both with and without the а sound at the end of the word, in multiple different learning resources.
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    Re: okay to pronounce тысяча without the а sound at the end?

    I think I figured out the answer to my own question. When тысяча is used by itself, it has a different spelling than when it is used with another number, such as десять тысяч.
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    Re: okay to pronounce тысяча without the а sound at the end?

    The ending changes depending on the Case and Number.

    Case |Singular |Plural
    Им. |ты́сяча |ты́сячи
    Р. | ты́сячи| ты́сяч
    Д. |ты́сяче |ты́сячам
    В. |ты́сячу| ты́сячи
    Тв. |ты́сячью | ты́сячами
    Пр. | ты́сяче |ты́сячах
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    Re: okay to pronounce тысяча without the а sound at the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPretzel
    When тысяча is used by itself, it has a different spelling than when it is used with another number, such as десять тысяч.
    тысяча - singular, nominative case
    тысяч - plural, genitive case
    Both are pronounced exactly the way they are spelled. If you "omit" 'a' in "тысяча" you'll effectively change the word's case and number.
    In fast speech "a" in "тысяча" can be reduced, but it's still there.

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