Lesson 117

The Prepositional case with feminine singular nouns

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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)

Russian Pod 101

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):

ending or description how to change examples
masculine
most of the nouns дом - до́ме
-ь / +е спектакль - спекта́кле
some nouns after the prepositions в or на мост - на мосту́ / о мосте́
feminine
ь -ь / +и дверь - две́ри
а -а / +е луна́ - луне́
я -я / +е неде́ля - неде́ле
ия -ия / +ии ста́нция - ста́нциии
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