сколько

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*kʷe-

From Old East Slavic колико ‎(koliko), from Proto-Slavic *koliko

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈskolʲkə]
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): [ˈskokə] (phonetic respelling: ско́ко)
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Pronoun[edit]

ско́лько ‎(skólʹko)

  1. how much, how many
    Ско́лько э́то сто́ит?‎ ― Skólʹko éto stóit? ― How much does this cost?
    Ско́лько у вас книг?‎ ― Skólʹko u vas knig? ― How many books do you have?
    Ско́лько вам лет?‎ ― Skólʹko vam let? ― How old are you?
    Ско́льких лет он у́мер?‎ ― Skólʹkix let on úmer? ― At what age did he die?
  2. so much, so many
    Ско́лько лет, ско́лько зим!‎ ― Skólʹko let, skólʹko zim! ― It’s been ages since we met!
    У ско́льких учителе́й я учи́лся!‎ ― U skólʹkix učiteléj ja učílsja! ― I’ve studied with so many teachers!

Declension[edit]

Variants with the stress on и (скольки́х, скольки́м, etc.) are not considered normative, but are common. Before uncountable nouns, only nominative and accusative are used.

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Adverb[edit]

ско́лько ‎(skólʹko)

  1. how long, how much, so much
  2. as
    Я не сто́лько уста́л, ско́лько го́лоден‎ ― Ja ne stólʹko ustál, skólʹko góloden ― I’m not so much tired, as hungry.

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