Lesson 034

The Genitive case with neuter singular nouns


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

лицо́ – лица́ (face)

окно́ – окна́ (window)

де́рево – де́рева (tree)

зда́ние – зда́ния (building)

со́лнце – со́лнца (sun)

жили́ще – жили́ща (dwelling)

варе́нье – варе́нья (jam)

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вре́мя – вре́мени (time)

и́мя – и́мени (name)

Genitive memo chart:

ending or description how to change examples
a consonant + а дом - до́мa
й -й / +я край – кра́я
ь -ь / +я конь – коня́
а -а / +ы луна́ – луны́
ка, га, ха, жа, ша, ща, ча -а / +и рука́ – руки́, ко́жа – ко́жи
я -я / +и ста́нция – ста́нции
ь -ь / +и дверь – две́ри
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. We continue to learn Russian in the next lesson. See you there!

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

  1. Dario says:

    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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