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'''Ученик:''' ''Но́ги.'' Why?  
 
'''Ученик:''' ''Но́ги.'' Why?  
  
'''Учительница:''' The root of the word ''[[wikipedia:wiktionary:ru:нога|нога́]]'' is ''ног'', its ending is ''a'': it shows that this noun belongs to the [[Russian grammar - Nouns - Feminine gender ↔ Русская грамматика - Имя существительное - Женский род|feminine gender]] and is singular. In the English word ''leg'' there is no gender ending, because of the absence of genders in modern English.  
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'''Учительница:''' The root of the word ''[[wikipedia:wiktionary:ru:нога|нога́]]'' is ''ног'', its ending is ''a'': it shows that this noun belongs to the [[Russian grammar - Nouns - Feminine gender|feminine gender]] and is singular. In the English word ''leg'' there is no gender ending, because of the absence of genders in modern English.  
 
*The ending of the word ''но́ги'' is ''и''.  
 
*The ending of the word ''но́ги'' is ''и''.  
*It shows that this noun isn't singular, but [[Russian grammar - Nouns - Plural ↔ Русская грамматика - Имя существительное - Множественное число|plural]].  
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*It shows that this noun isn't singular, but [[Russian grammar - Nouns - Plural|plural]].  
 
*In the English word ''legs'' the ''s'' ending shows that it is plural.
 
*In the English word ''legs'' the ''s'' ending shows that it is plural.
  
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If it is any relief to you, let me tell you that Russians have jokes about the way all their leaders spoke. Those who made them about Stalin and Beria have done time for it, under Khrushchev and Brezhnev it was not such a serious offence. Even Gorbachev’s southern accent was the subject of jokes.  
 
If it is any relief to you, let me tell you that Russians have jokes about the way all their leaders spoke. Those who made them about Stalin and Beria have done time for it, under Khrushchev and Brezhnev it was not such a serious offence. Even Gorbachev’s southern accent was the subject of jokes.  
  
'''Ученик:''' All right, so I have no chance to know where the stress should be. The stress is very important and in the case of the word ''нога́'' it moves back one syllable ''но́ги'' sometimes and sometimes it doesn't move, like in the word ''ноге́'' ([[Russian cases - Nouns - Dative case ↔ Русские падежи - Имя существительное - Дательный падеж|dative]] or [[Russian cases - Nouns - Prepositional case|prepositional]] case). Oh.  
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'''Ученик:''' All right, so I have no chance to know where the stress should be. The stress is very important and in the case of the word ''нога́'' it moves back one syllable ''но́ги'' sometimes and sometimes it doesn't move, like in the word ''ноге́'' ([[Russian cases - Nouns - Dative case|dative]] or [[Russian cases - Nouns - Prepositional case|prepositional]] case). Oh.  
  
 
When I was doing the exercises with my hands, the stress moved as well but then the sound ''у'' in ''pука́'' did not change as much as the sound ''o'' in ''нога́''.  
 
When I was doing the exercises with my hands, the stress moved as well but then the sound ''у'' in ''pука́'' did not change as much as the sound ''o'' in ''нога́''.  

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