Lesson 022

Demonstrative pronouns in the Genitive

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In this lesson we continue learning Russian pronouns in the Gentive case. Today is the turn of the demonstrative pronouns.

Below is the list of the demonstrative Russian pronouns. The first pronoun in a pair is in the Nominative case, the second one is in the Genitive case.

Pronoun ‘this’:

э́тот – э́того
э́та – э́той
э́то – э́того
э́ти – э́тих

Pronoun ‘that’:

тот – того́
та – той
то – того́
те – тех

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Examples

У э́того ма́льчика бога́тая фанта́зия.
This boy has a rich imagination.

Мы хоти́м получи́ть креди́т, что нам для э́того ну́жно?
We want to get a credit. What do we need for this?

По́сле того́ слу́чая он бои́тся води́ть маши́ну.
After that incident, he is afraid to drive.

Спроси́ доро́гу у той де́вушки.
Ask that girl the way.

У меня́ нет э́тих бума́г.
I don’t have these papers.

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  • Question # 1
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    Тебе́ ... не поня́ть.
    You do not understand this.
    • э́той
    • э́того
    • э́тих
    • э́та
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  • Question # 2
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    Он расстро́ился и́з-за ... но́вости.
    He was upset about the news.
    • э́той
    • э́того
    • э́тих
    • того́
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  • Question # 3
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    Спроси́ доро́гу у ... люде́й.
    Ask for directions from those people.
    • того́
    • той
    • э́той
    • тех
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  • Question # 4
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    Дава́й встре́тимся че́рез час во́зле ... скаме́йки.
    Let's meet in an hour near that bench.
    • того́
    • той
    • э́того
    • э́тих
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  • Question # 5
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    У ... мужчи́ны така́я же су́мка, как у меня́.
    This man has the same bag as mine.
    • э́тих
    • тех
    • э́того
    • э́той
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  • Question # 6
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    У ... исто́рии счастли́вый коне́ц.
    This story has a happy ending.
    • той
    • того́
    • э́той
    • э́того
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  • Question # 7
    Fill in the gaps
    Како́й пробе́г у ... маши́ны?
    What is the mileage of this car?
    • э́тих
    • э́того
    • э́то
    • э́той
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  • Question # 8
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    Мы ещё не разгова́ривали по́сле ... выходны́х.
    We haven't talked since that weekend. (выходные in Russian is plural)
    • э́тих
    • тех
    • э́того
    • той
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  • Question # 9
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    Нам сто́ило спроси́ть доро́гу у ... мужчи́ны.
    We should have asked that man for directions.
    • э́того
    • э́тих
    • той
    • того́
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  • Question # 10
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    Всё измени́лось по́сле ... встре́чи.
    Everything changed after that meeting.
    • э́той
    • э́того
    • той
    • тех
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