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Gill
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Postby Gill » June 3rd, 2009 5:29 pm

When telling someone your age, how do you know when to use лет and how do you know when to use года?

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Postby Pollyanna » June 5th, 2009 7:17 pm

If your age ends with 1 you say “год
If your age ends with 2, 3 or 4 you say “года
If your age ends with any other number (0, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) you say “лет

Examples:
Ребенку 1 год – A child is 1 year old
Ей 21 год – She is 21 years old

Ребенку 2 года - A child is 2 years old
Ей 34 года - She is 34 years old

Ребенку 5 лет - A child is 5 years old
Ей 27 лет - She is 27 years old
Ему 10 лет - He is 10 years old

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Postby Gill » June 5th, 2009 8:36 pm

Spasiba Bolshoi! This answers my question very nicely!

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Postby Pollyanna » June 6th, 2009 11:39 pm

Vsegda pazhalusta, Gill :)
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