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English translation: tens/dozens (of kilometers)

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Russian term or phrase:desiatki
English translation:tens/dozens (of kilometers)
Entered by: Rusinterp
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19:06 Aug 23, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Russian term or phrase: desiatki
desiatki kilometrov
natasha
tens/dozens of kilometers
Explanation:
tens of kilometers - if you are measuring some reasonably specific distance;

dozens of miles - culturally equivalent expression for the US as everything there is measured in dozens and miles;

miles and miles - conveys the idea of great distances (like miles and miles of steppes, for example)
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Summary of answers provided
na +7tens/dozens of kilometers
Rusinterp
na +3tens of kilometers
Natametzger
na +2tensLudwig Chekhovtsov
naSeveral kilometresjanasru
natens of kilometres
Rostov
natenths and tenths of kmsDrSantos


  

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34 mins peer agreement (net): +2
tens


Explanation:
Tens kilometers
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Ludwig Chekhovtsov
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in pair: 217

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Oleg Rudavin: You sure 'tens kilometers' is OK?
2 hrs
  -> Pardon, tens of kilometer, of course

agree  xxxOleg Pashuk
11 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
tens of kilometers


Explanation:
This means many 10s of kilometers.

Good luck.

Natametzger
United States
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rostov
1 hr

agree  dovo
8 hrs

agree  Ludwig Chekhovtsov
8 hrs
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +7
tens/dozens of kilometers


Explanation:
tens of kilometers - if you are measuring some reasonably specific distance;

dozens of miles - culturally equivalent expression for the US as everything there is measured in dozens and miles;

miles and miles - conveys the idea of great distances (like miles and miles of steppes, for example)

Rusinterp
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 58
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Oleg Rudavin
35 mins

agree  Rostov
43 mins

agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: yes..dozens would be preferred for US
2 hrs

agree  Marcus Malabad: yep with dozens in Canada as well!
5 hrs

disagree  DrSantos: Come on tens is 10, dozen is 12 what kind of maths is this?
7 hrs

agree  dovo
7 hrs

disagree  xxxNermina: no dozens, tens
13 hrs

agree  Michael Estes: Excellent cultural distinction, and yes, it's an absolute necessity
15 hrs

agree  Christopher Gierig: dozens is the best English equivalent
19 hrs

agree  Senya: dozens is more correct, stylistically. In America, no one ever talks about 'tens' of anything.
1 day 18 hrs

agree  Nicola (Mr.) Nobili: Unless the precise figure are important, "dozens" is better, since English-speaking countries do not use the decimal sys
27 days
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3 hrs
tens of kilometres


Explanation:
1. десяток

муж.
1) ten
2) decade, ten years (чьей-л. жизни)

ему идет шестой десяток — he is in his sixties
шестой десяток — (возраст между 50 и 59 годами) fifties
четвертый десяток — (возраст между 30 и 39 годами) thirties

3) мн. (множество)
dozens, tens, scores

десятки тысяч рублей — tens of thousands of rubles
десятки раз — dozens of times
несколько десятков — several tens (of)
десятки рабочих — scores of workers

RE: LingvoUniversal-R

2. ...Tens of square kilometres in this area suffered radioactive depositions with the surface activity about 1 Ci per square kilometre. ...
Their length can reach tens of kilometres.




    Reference: http://greenworld.org.ru/eng/publ/human.htm
Rostov
PRO pts in pair: 8
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9 hrs
tenths and tenths of kms


Explanation:
Here, in Her Majesty's Kingdom, I have heard people talking about "tenths" and "tenths", meaning we count by tens and not by units.


    Just to be Mary Contrary
DrSantos
Local time: 09:52
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 39
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5 days
Several kilometres


Explanation:
in english they say tens and thousands of miles!

the place was tens & thousands of miles away

janasru
India
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TamilTamil
PRO pts in pair: 39
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