Lesson 051

Possessive pronouns in the Instrumental

In the previous lesson we’ve covered the Russian personal pronouns in the Instrumental case. Today let’s learn how the possessive pronouns change in the Instrumental case:

Russian possessive pronouns in the Instrumental

To avoid repetitions, we only included in the audio the pronouns in the Instrumental case.

Changing pronouns

Nominative Instrumental Translation
My / mine
мой мои́м masculine objects
моя́ мое́й feminine objects
моё мои́м neuter objects
мои́ мои́ми plural objects
Your (informal)
твой твои́м masculine objects
твоя́ твое́й feminine objects
твоё твои́м neuter objects
твои́ твои́ми plural objects
наш на́шим masculine objects
на́ша на́шей feminine objects
на́ше на́шим neuter objects
на́ши на́шими plural objects
Your (formal or plural)
ваш ва́шим masculine objects
ва́ша ва́шей feminine objects
ва́ше ва́шим neuter objects
ва́ши ва́шими plural objects

Not changing pronouns

pronoun Translation
его́ his
её her / hers
его́ its
их their / theirs
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Let’s look and some examples. The pronouns and nouns in the Instrumental are highlighted:

Я по́лностью согла́сен с ва́шими аргуме́нтами.
I totally agree with your arguments.

Я е́ду с мои́м бра́том.
I’m going with my brother.

Учи́тель был возмущён их поведе́нием.
The teacher was outraged by their behavior.

Что случи́лось с твое́й маши́ной?
What happened to your car?

Я не по́льзуюсь их ключа́ми, у меня́ свои́.
I don’t use their keys, I have mine.


Listen to the audio track and practice all today’s examples.

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