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How many words in Russian?
1.I wonder how many words are ther ein Russian in compariosn to English?[ 0 ][0.00%]
2.And how many words does a person use on regular basis?[ 0 ][0.00%]
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Frank_DDate: Sunday, 2012-11-25, 1:13 PM | Message # 1
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I wonder how many words are there in Russian in comparison to English?
And how many words does a person use on regular basis?


Message edited by Frank_D - Sunday, 2012-11-25, 1:14 PM
OlgaDate: Monday, 2012-11-26, 10:13 PM | Message # 2
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Hi Frank,
It's a good question, but not an easy one.

It’s hard to tell what actually counts as a word. For example a word shape. Is it one word or two, or even three? It can be a verb (meaning to form), can be a noun (meaning figure). In the expression shape of mind (state) it is translated into Russian with a different noun.

But what is more important that on average a well-educated person knows and uses only around 6000 – 8000 words.

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Frank_DDate: Wednesday, 2012-11-28, 10:21 AM | Message # 3
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Thank you, Olga for your quick reply.
Have a wonderful day!
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OlgaDate: Thursday, 2012-11-29, 10:34 AM | Message # 4
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You are welcome!
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