Lesson 041

The Genitive case with feminine plural nouns


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)

Russian Pod 101

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

ending or description how to change examples
ж, ч, ш, щ +ей нож – ноже́й
ь -ь / +ей конь – коне́й
й -й / +ев (ёв) край – краёв
ц +ев (unstressed) заяц – за́йцев
ц +ов (unstressed) коне́ц – концо́в
other consonant +ов дом – домо́в
a луна́ – лун
a consonant -я / +ь неде́ля – неде́ль
a vowel -я / +й ста́нция – ста́нций
ь -ь / +ей дверь – двере́й

We hope you enjoy learning Russian with us. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to post them in the comments. See you in the next lesson!

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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:

        Thank you for response. Please help me how can i start learning step by step.

        1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

          Here is the list of all lessons. You can start with the first one.

          If you feel you’d like to move forward, it’s probably better to use a grammar book and to pracite on one of Russian learning websites, for example Everyday Russian or Conjugate Russian Verbs.

          Good luck.

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