Lesson 037

Prepositions used with the Genitive case

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When you have doubts about what Russian case you are dealing with at some moment, the prepositions often can help. There are some prepositions which are used only with the Genitive case in Russian. Today let’s learn them and practice their use.

Nouns and pronouns in the Genitive are highlighted with their prepositions.

у – next, by

У окна́ стои́т стол.
There is a table by the window.

Мне пора́, у меня́ есть дела́.
I have to go, I have some things to do.

для – for

Для меня́ это сли́шком тру́дно.
This is too difficult for me.

Тут для тебя́ письмо́.
Here is a letter for you.

из – of, from

Он из друго́го го́рода.
He is from another city.

Э́ти боти́нки сде́ланы из ко́жи.
These shoes are made ​​of leather.

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без – without

Без тебя́ так пло́хо.
It’s so bad without you.

Он говори́т без остано́вки.
He talks non-stop.

до – until, up to, to
от – from

От до́ма до шко́лы пять мину́т пешко́м.
From home to school is five minutes walking.

около, возле – nearby, close to, next to

Чемода́н стои́т во́зле две́ри.
The suitcase is near the door.

Припарку́йся где́-нибудь о́коло до́ма.
Park somewhere around the house.

внутри – inside

Что внутри́ коро́бки?
What’s inside the box?

после – after

Что ты де́лаешь по́сле рабо́ты?
What are you doing after work?

вокруг – around

Что ты ви́дишь вокру́г себя́?
What do you see around yourself?

кроме – except

Пришли́ все, кро́ме Ми́ши.
Everyone came except Misha.

Keep in mind, that often the Genitive case is used without any preposition.

Memorize the Russian prepositions we’ve learned today and practice all today’s examples with the audio recording.

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2 comments on “037 – Prepositions used with the Genitive case”


    please speak slowly.

  2. John says:

    стои́т…May I know these word meaning? Thank you

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