117 – The Prepositional case with feminine singular nouns

To form the Russian Prepositional case with feminine singular nouns follow these simple rules:

For feminine nouns ending in …
ь -> replace with и
а -> replace with е
я -> replace with е, but
ия -> replace with ии

дверь – о две́ри (door)
луна́ – о луне́ (moon)
гра́ница – о грани́це (border)
рука́ – о руке́ (hand)
неде́ля – о неде́ле (week)
ста́нция – о ста́нции (station)

Practice the examples of today’s lesson with the audio track.

The Prepositional case memo chart (you can find all the declension rules in the Russian declension chart):

gender ending Preposit. examples
masculine most nouns
ь
some nouns w/prepositions в and на

-ь +е
дом – до́ме
спектакль – спекта́кле
мост – мосту́/мосте́
feminine ь
а
я
ия
-ь +и
-а +е
-я +е
-ия +ии
дверь – две́ри
луна́ – луне́
неде́ля – неде́ле
ста́нция – ста́нциии
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