Russian declension

Feminine Endings for Adjectives whose Masculine Nominative ends in ий

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I note from grammatical tables that the feminine genitive, dative, instrumental and prepositional for of the adjective русский is русской, and the equivalent for последний is последней. Suppose I...

Neuter noun changes to its genitive form, о —> а, е —> я, but the word сердце its genitive is now сердца , why?

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Neuter noun changes to its genitive form, о —> а, е —> я, but the word сердце its genitive is now сердца , why?...

Russian Indeclinable Nouns

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Did you know that some Russian nouns are indeclinable? Proper and common nouns, borrowed from foreign languages, ending in -э/-е, -о, -и, -у/-ю, and stressed -а/-я (foreign names and surnames ending...

Russian Nouns Declined as Adjectives

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Did you know that there is a group of Russian nouns, that are declined as adjectives? They are called substantive nouns. They have the same endings as adjectives. Some examples of...

Declension of Russian Names

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Did you know that short masculine Russian names that end in а or я decline as Russian feminine nouns? The same happens, for example, to the nouns папа and дядя,...

Declension of The Russian Noun Путь

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Did you know that the noun путь, being a masculine noun, has a mixed declension? It is declined as masculine and as a feminine noun at the same time. N. путь G, пути,...

Russian Feminine Nouns Ending in the Soft Sign

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Did you know that all the Russian feminine nouns ending in the soft sign have only 3 declension forms, the form ending in the soft sign, the form ending in...

Declension of Russian Patronymics

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Did you know that Russian patronymics are declined as feminine and masculine animated nouns? For example, N. Алексей Петрович G. Алексея Петровича D. Алексею Петровичу A. Алексея Петровича I. Алексеем Петровичем P. Алексее Петровиче   N. Ирина Викторовна G. Ирины...

Difference in Declension of Masculine and Feminine Nouns Ending in Ь

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Did you know that feminine and masculine nouns that end in the soft sign, are declined in a different way? Let's look at the examples: N. тетрадь (f)       ...

Declension of the nouns мать and дочь

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Did you know that the Russian nouns мать (mother) and дочь (daughter) have irregular declension? They are declined as Russian feminine nouns, engling in the soft sign (ночь, дверь, тетрадь), but...

Declension of the Nouns ending in мя

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Did you know that some Russian nouns, ending in мя are neutral (not feminine) and that their declension is different from the other nouns? These nouns are: бремя (burden), время (time),...

Russian Nouns год, года and лет to Express Age

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Did you know that we use the noun год (year) with the number one and all the numbers that end in one, that we use года with the numbers from...

Parts of the Day in Russian

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Did you know that we use the Instrumental case with the parts of the day, without any preposition? For example, утром (in the morning), днём (in the afternoon), вечером (in...

How to Say "Whose" in Russian

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Did you know that we have 4 different ways to say "whose", depending on the gender and number of the noun? Чей is the masculine form, чья is the feminine...

Declension of Russian Surnames

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Did you know that the majority of Russian sunames end in -ин (-ын) or -ов (-ев), for masculine surnames, and -ина (-ына) or -ова (-ева) for feminine surnames? There is...

The declension of гостиная

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My Russian-English dictionary gives, for “living room”, гостин|ая ой. This genitive singular ending suggests to me that even though the word is a noun, it declines like an adjective....