Russian verb “to teach”

Asked by George Jagels on May 12, 2019


My dictionary translates “she taught me Russian” as Она учила меня русскому языку. So if you teach someone something do you put the subject taught in the dative case, and the person taught in the accusative case?


Hi George,

Yes, the correct sentence is Она учила меня русскому языку, and the person taught is used in the Accusative case and the subject in the Dative case. It means that this verb rules these two cases, it is going to be always like that.


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