How to say
«about» as in «about 20 minutes»?
Normally you say:
У меня есть пять книг → I have five books.
To say «about» you just need to swap the quantity and the object.
У меня есть книг пять → I have about five books.
Easy as that. The only important thing is intonation (Russian is totally a tone language). In second case you have to say «книг пять» as a single word, stressing the number only, like [knikpját]
Я ждал тебя двадцать минут → I waited for you for twenty minutes.
Я ждал тебя минут двадцать → I waited for you for about twenty minutes.
Pronounced as [minuddvátsat’]
Ей лет десять → She is about ten years old.
Pronounced as [leddésjat]
Эта книга стоит рублей сто → This book costs about a hundred rubles.
Pronounced as [rubleistó]
Easy as a pie, isn't it? :)
Good luck with your studyings!
19 февраля 2014 (16:12:52)