038 – The Genitive with singular nouns (recap)

Today let’s recap all we learned so far about the Genitive case in Russian.

Study the examples below and try to explain to yourself the use of the Genitive case in every sentence (the nouns in the Genitive are highlighted):

Я сижу́ у окна́.
I’m sitting by the window.

Это портре́т мое́й ба́бушки.
This is a portrait of my grandmother.

Моя́ сестра́ – дире́ктор шко́лы.
My sister is a school director.

Э́то пода́рок для моего́ му́жа.
This is a gift for my husband.

Для тебя́ тут письмо́ от ба́бушки.
Here is a letter for you from your grandmother.

Вся ме́бель здесь из де́рева.
All furniture here is made of wood.

Я могу́ доста́ть руко́й до потолка́.
I can get a hand up to the ceiling.

Vocabulary of this lesson:

сижу́ I’m sitting

портре́т – portrait

сестра́ – sister

дире́ктор – director

шко́ла – school

пода́рок – gift

муж – husband

ме́бель – furniture

де́рево – wood

могу́ – I can

доста́ть – to get, to reach

потоло́к – ceiling

Practice today’s words and phrases with the audio track.

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