052 – The Dative case with feminine singular nouns

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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):

ending or description how to change examples
masculine
a consonant дом - до́му
й -й / +ю край - кра́ю
ь -ь / +ю конь - коню́
feminine
а -а / +е луна́ – луне́
я -я / +е неде́ля – неде́ле
ия -я / +и ста́нция – ста́нции
ь -ь / +и дверь – двери́
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