060 – Russian adjectives (introduction)

You’ve already learned basics about Russian nouns, pronouns, verbs, numerals and prepositions. Today we start a new chapter of Russian grammar and move to Russian adjectives.

There are a few types of adjectives in Russian, in this lesson we’ll learn just one of them – the normal type.

Here is the list of some common Russian adjectives (some of them you already saw in our examples):

краси́вый – beautiful
хоро́ший – good
плохо́й – bad
у́мный – smart
глу́пый – stupid
высо́кий – high
ни́зкий – low
чёрный – black
бе́лый – white
си́ний – blue

All of them are masculine. To use them with feminine and neuter nouns you’ll need to change their endings.

masculine endings: ый, ий
feminine endings: ая, яя
neuter endings: ое, ее

Replace:

ый, ий -> ая / ое, but
ший -> шая / шее
ний -> няя / нeе

Examples:

краси́вый дом – beautiful house
краси́вая де́вушка – beautiful girl
краси́вое де́рево – beautiful tree

хоро́ший сове́т – good advise
хоро́шая пого́да – good weather
хоро́шее настрое́ние – good mood

си́ний зонт – blue umbrella
си́няя ю́бка – blue skirt
си́нее пла́тье – blue dress

As you mignt have noticed from these examples, Russians put adjectives before the subject in most cases.

Listen to the audio and practice all these words after it.

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2 comments on “060 – Russian adjectives (introduction)”

  1. rahim.m says:

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    best regards
    Mr.rahim

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you rahim.m.

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