054 – Personal pronouns in the Dative

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In today’s lesson we are learning the Russian personal pronouns in the Dative case.

Here is the list of Russian personal pronouns. The first pronoun in a pair is in the Nominative (initial) case, the second one is in the Dative case.

я – мне
ты – тебе́
он – ему́ / нему́*
она – ей / ней*
оно – ему́ / нему́*
мы – нам
вы – вам
они – им / ним*

* add Н to a pronoun if it goes after a preposition


The pronouns in the Dative case are highlighted.

Дай мне э́то.
Give it to me.

Я не могу́ тебе́ помо́чь.
I can’t help you.

Они́ не даю́т ему́ еды́.
They don’t give him food.

Мы скуча́ем по вам.
We miss you. (plural or formal)

Practice today’s examples with the audio track.

Personal pronouns memo chart:

Nominative Genitive Dative
я меня́ мне
ты тебя́ тебе́
он его́ / него́ ему́ / нему́
она́ её / неё ей / ней
оно́ его́ / него́ ему́ / нему́
мы нас нам
вы вас вам
они их / них им / ним
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