Lesson 040

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

The first pronoun in a pair is in the Nominative case, the second one is in the Dative case.

э́тотэ́тому
э́таэ́той
э́тоэ́тому
э́тиэ́тим

тоттому́
татой
тотому́
тетем

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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.

Э́тим лю́дям соверше́нно нельзя́ доверя́ть.
These people cannot be trusted at all.

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