035 – Personal pronouns in the Genitive
Last three lessons we dedicated to forming the Genitive case with masculine, feminine and neuter singular Russian nouns.
But as you might have already noticed, not only nouns change their form in different cases but the pronouns as well. Today we’ll learn the Russian personal pronouns in the Genitive and practice their use.
|English pronoun||Russian pronoun||Genitive form|
|he||он||его́ / него́|
|she||она́||её / неё|
|it||оно́||его́ / него́|
|they||они́||их / них|
Notice the for the pronouns он, она, оно and они there are two forms, one of them is with Н as the first letter. This form with Н should be used only after the prepositions. In all other cases use the form without Н.
Now, let’s practice with some examples (the pronouns in the Genitive are highlighted):
Э́ти цветы́ для меня́.
These flowers are for me.
Для тебя́ тут письмо́.
There is a letter for you here.
Его здесь нет.
He is not here.
Её здесь нет.
She is not here.
Мы пригото́вили для них сюрпри́з.
We have prepared a surprise for them.
Practice the pronouns and all today’s words and phrases with the audio track.