Lesson 118

The Prepositional case with neuter singular nouns


In the previous lessons we have learned to form the Prepositional case with masculine and feminine Russian nouns. Here are the rules to form the Prepositional with neuter singular nouns:

For neuter nouns ending in …
о -> replace with е
е -> no changes, but
ие -> replace with ии

ли́цо – о лице́ (face)
окно – об окне́ (window)
де́рево – о де́реве (tree)
зда́ние – о зда́нии (building)
со́лнце – о со́лнце (sun)
жилище́ – о жили́ще (habitation)
варе́нье – о варе́нье (jam)

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
most of the nouns дом - до́ме
-ь / +е спектакль - спекта́кле
some nouns after the prepositions в or на мост - на мосту́ / о мосте́
ь -ь / +и дверь - две́ри
а -а / +е луна́ - луне́
я -я / +е неде́ля - неде́ле
ия -ия / +ии ста́нция - ста́нциии
о -о / +е ли́цо - лице́
е no change со́лнце - со́лнце
ие -ие / +ии зда́ние - зда́нии
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