Russian adjectives

Where do we use the long form and the short form of adjectives?

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Where do we use the long form and where do we use the short form?...

Adjectives in Neuter Singular

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When using numbers is it possible to use short from adjectives in the neuter singular? I think I heard the following in a news report, but I'm not sure if...

Cases for Adjectives: Intermediate

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Dear Russian learners! Today we've prepared a new test to help you practice Russian adjectives in different cases. The test is aimed at intermediate level students. We hope you'll enjoy...

Comparative adjectives and adverbs

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Did you know that the regular comparative form of Russian adjectives and adverbs can both end in - ее and -ей? The second ending is normally used ij colloquial speech. Беги...

Russian Adjectives

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Did you know that some adjectives, instead of ending in н-ый, have the ending н-ий (н-яя, н-ее)? Here's the list: 1) Adjectives with space meaning: верхний, нижний, передний, средний, задний, последний, крайний, внутренний, внешний,...

Russian Short Adjectives

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Did you know that we normally use the  short form of adjectives when we mean a temporary state (also applied to a concrete person or situation), and the long form...

Russian Comparative Adjectives

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Did you know that there are many exceptions among Russian comparative adjectives? Here are some of them: близкий  - ближе, close большой - больше, big высокий -выше, high, tall глубокий -глубже, deep далёкий  - дальше, far дешёвый - дешевле, inexpensive долгий -дольше, long короткий - короче, short лёгкий -легче, easy молодой - моложе (or младше), young поздний - позже (or позднее), late ранний -раньше,...

Short Form Vs Long Form of Russian Adjectives

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Did you know that the short form of Russian adjectives is more used in poetry and songs and the long form is more used in everyday speech? For example, "Широка страна моя...

Russian Possessive Adjectives

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Did you know that in the Russian language there is such a grammatical category as possessive adjectives?  There are 2 types of possessive adjectives: The first type is formed from proper...

Russian Short Adjectives with the Instrumental Case

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Did you know that Russian short adjectives can be used with different cases? The most common short adjectives, used with the Instrumental case, are болен (to be ill with), богат...

The Superlative Form of Russian Adjectives

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Did you know that the compound superlative form of Russian adjectives is formed by the word самый (самая, самое, самые) and the adjective itself. Both самый and the adjective agree...

Russian Short Adjectives нужен, нужна, нужно, нужны

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Did you know that Russian short adjectives нужен, нужна, нужно and нужны (need) have genders and number. They depend of the noun in the Nominative case that denote the object (person,...

How to Say "Incredible" in Russian

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Did you know that we have many synonyms of the word "incredible" in Russian? Some of them are невероятно, потрясающе, поразительно and изумительно. For example, Потрясающе! Как он играет на скрипке! Incredible!...

Declension of Feminine Adjectives

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Did you know that Russian feminine singular adjectives have the same ending in all cases, except the Accusative case? It is really easy to remember. N. красивая квартира G. красивой квартиры D. красивой...

The Use of более in Comparative Forms of Adjectives

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Did you know that we sometimes use более+adjective (более интеллигентный, более привлекательный) instead of using the suffix ee (интеллигентнее, привлекательнее)? It normally happens to long adjectives and adjectives that come from...

Do you know the difference between большой and больший?

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Do you know that in Russian there are two adjectives that look alike but have two different meanings? Today we are talking about большой and больший. The former means "big",...