041 – The Genitive case with feminine plural nouns

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In the previous lesson we’ve learned how to form the Genitive case with masculine plural nouns. This time let’s look at the feminine plural nouns.

For feminine nouns ending in …

а -> drop а
… a consonant + я -> replace я with ь
… a vowel + я -> replace я with й
ь or ья -> replace with ей

есть луна́ – нет лун (moon)
есть гра́ница – нет грани́ц (boundary)
есть рука́ – нет рук (hand)
есть неде́ля – нет неде́ль (week)
есть ста́нция – нет ста́нций (station)
есть дверь – нет двере́й (door)

Genitive memo chart (plural) (you can find all the declansion rules in the Russian declension chart):

ending or description how to change examples
masculine
ж, ч, ш, щ +ей нож – ноже́й
ь -ь / +ей конь – коне́й
й -й / +ев (ёв) край – краёв
ц +ев заяц – за́йцев
other consonant +ов дом – домо́в
feminine
a луна́ – лун
a consonant -я / +ь неде́ля – неде́ль
a vowel -я / +й ста́нция – ста́нций
ь -ь / +ей дверь – двере́й
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4 comments on “041 – The Genitive case with feminine plural nouns”

  1. i am beginner so help me to learn russian language

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      You are free to benefit all the lessons any time you want. Good luck.

      1. MUSHTAQ AHMED MALIK says:

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        1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

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          Good luck.

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