052 – The Dative case with feminine singular nouns

In the previous lesson we learned how to form the Dative case with masculine singular nouns. Today let’s have a look the feminine singular nouns.

For feminine nouns ending in …
а -> replace with е
я -> replace with е, but
ия -> replace with и
ь -> replace with и

луна́ – луне́ (moon)
гра́ница – грани́це (boundary)
рука́ – руке́ (hand)
неде́ля – неде́ле (week)
ста́нция – ста́нции (station)
дверь – двери́ (door)

Practice today’s examples with the audio track.

Dative case memo chart (you can find all the declension rules in the Russian declension chart):

gender ending Dative examples
masculine consonant
+ у
-й +ю
-ь +ю
дом – до́му
край – кра́ю
конь – коню́
feminine а
-а +е
-я +е
-я +и
-ь +и
луна́ – луне́
неде́ля – неде́ле
ста́нция – ста́нции
дверь – двери́

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