034 – The Genitive case with neuter singular nouns

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In the previous lessons we’ve covered the forming of the Genitive case with masculine and feminine singular nouns. Today we’ll cover the neuter singular nouns.

For neuter nouns ending in …

о -> replace with а
е -> replace with я, but
це, же, ше, ще -> replace е with а

есть лицо́ – нет лица́ (face)

есть окно́ – нет окна́ (window)

есть де́рево – нет де́рева (tree)

есть зда́ние – нет зда́ния (building)

есть со́лнце – нет со́лнца (sun)

есть жили́ще – нет жили́ща (dwelling)

есть варе́нье – нет варе́нья (jam)

Genitive memo chart:

ending or description how to change examples
masculine
a consonant + а дом - до́мa
й -й / +я край – кра́я
ь -ь / +я конь – коня́
feminine
а -а / +ы луна́ – луны́
ка, жа, ша, ща, ча -а / +и рука́ – руки́, ко́жа – ко́жи
я -я / +и ста́нция – ста́нции
ь -ь / +и дверь – двери́
neuter
о -о / +а лицо́ – лица́
е -е / +я варе́нье – варе́нья
це, же, ше, ще -е / +а жили́ще – жили́ща

Practice today’s examples with the audio track.

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2 comments on “034 – The Genitive case with neuter singular nouns”

  1. Dario says:

    Hi,
    I am learning really well on this website, really cool!
    Please record the audio for lesson 034 as it is not working. It says it’s an error.
    Also a spelling mistake on 030 it should be written ‘identify’

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Dario,

      Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated.
      And thanks for noticing the errors, we’ve fixed them.

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