двое

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Belarusian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Ukrainian дво́є (dvóje) and Russian дво́е (dvóje).

Determiner[edit]

дво́е (dvóje)

  1. two
    (with pluralia tantum) У нас дво́е сане́й
    U nas dvóje sanjéj
    We have two sleds
    (with people) У яго́ дво́е дзяце́й
    U jahó dvóje dzjacjéj
    He has two children
  2. two of...
    Дво́е з іх
    Dvóje z ix
    Two of them

Usage notes[edit]

Дво́е is used with nouns that only have a plural form (pluralia tantum). It can also be used to denote a number of people. The nominative and accusative cases of a collective numeral govern the genitive plural of the noun, pronoun, or adjective. The other cases agree with that of the noun, pronoun, or adjective.

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

двое (dvóje)

  1. two (in a group together), two of them
    двое детей (detej) — two children
    двое часов (časov) — two watches
    двое очков (očkov) — two pairs of glasses
    двое из нас — two of us
    нас было двое — there were two of us

Usage notes[edit]

The nominative of a collective numeral governs the genitive plural of the noun, pronoun, or adjective. The other cases agree with that of the noun, pronoun, or adjective. Not used with feminine nouns. Used mostly when speaking of children and with a few nouns that are used in the plural only, such as часы, очки, or with pronouns.

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