Lesson 064

Demonstrative pronouns in the Dative

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Today we continue learning the Russian grammar and dedicate this lesson to the demonstrative pronouns in the Dative case.

Russian demonstrative pronouns in the Dative

This is the list of Russian demonstrative pronouns. The first pronoun in a pair is in the Nominative case (you should remember them from the lesson about the demonstrative pronouns), the second one is in the Dative case.

э́тот – э́тому
э́та – э́той
э́то – э́тому
э́ти – э́тим

тот – тому́
та – той
то – тому́
те – тем

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Examples

Read the examples and try to explain to yourself the use of the Dative case in each sentence. The demonstrative pronouns in the Dative are highlighted.

Я э́тому не ве́рю.
I don’t believe it.

Мы должны́ пересмотре́ть своё отноше́ние к э́тому челове́ку.
We need to reconsider our attitude to this man.

Он подари́л цветы́ той же́нщине, кото́рую люби́л.
He gave the flowers to the woman he loved.

Така́я му́зыка нра́вится тем, кто лю́бит рок-н-ролл.
Those who love rock and roll like such music.

Listen to the audio and practice the pronunciation.

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