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.

Listen to the audio and practice the pronunciation.

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  • Question # 1
    Make in Dative
    э́тот
    • э́той
    • э́тих
    • э́того
    • э́тому
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 2
    Make it Dative
    э́то
    • э́того
    • э́той
    • э́тому
    • э́тим
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 3
    Make it Dative
    э́та
    • э́тому
    • э́той
    • э́тим
    • э́того
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 4
    to these people
    Which option is correct?
    • э́ти лю́ди
    • э́тим лю́дим
    • э́тим лю́дям
    • э́тям лю́дям
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 5
    Make it Dative
    тот
    • тому
    • той
    • тему
    • тем
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 6
    Fill in the gaps
    Он не имеет отношения к ... случаю.
    He has nothing to do with that case.
    • тем
    • этой
    • тому
    • этому
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 7
    Which option is incorrect?
    • это – этому
    • эти – этим
    • то – той
    • те – тем
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 8
    Fill in the gaps
    Что ты сказа́л ...?
    What did you say to this girl?
    • э́того де́вушке
    • э́той де́вушке
    • э́тих де́вушки
    • э́той де́вушки
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 9
    Fill in the gaps
    Объясни это вон ... людям.
    Explain it to those people.
    • этим
    • тем
    • этому
    • той
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 10
    Fill in the gaps
    Они помогли ... человеку.
    They helped this man.
    • этому
    • тому
    • этим
    • той
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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