Lesson 021

Personal pronouns in the Genitive

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Last two lessons we dedicated to forming the Genitive case Russian nouns.

Today is the turn of personal pronouns.

Here are the personal pronouns in the Genitive:

Nominative Genitive
я меня́
ты тебя́
он его́ / него́
она́ её / неё
оно́ его́ / него́
мы нас
вы вас
они́ их / них

Pay attention: when a pronoun has two forms, use the form that starts with Н after prepositions.

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.

Все согласи́лись, кро́ме него́.
Everyone agreed except him.

Для нас э́то ва́жно.
It is important for us.

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. In the next lesson we will continue to learn Russian and have a look at other pronouns in the Genitive case.

The offline version of this lesson is available here

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  • Question # 1
    Fill in the gaps
    Это друг ... отца.
    This is my father’s friend.
    • моего́
    • мое́й
    • мой
    • мои́
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 2
    Fill in the gaps
    Мы э́то де́лаем для ... дете́й.
    We do this for our children.
    • наш
    • на́ши
    • на́ших
    • на́шей
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 3
    Fill in the gaps
    Э́то письмо́ от ... сы́на.
    This is a letter from your son.
    • ва́шей
    • на́шей
    • ва́шего
    • на́шего
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 4
    Fill in the gaps
    У меня́ нет ... ключе́й.
    I do not have your keys.
    • на́ших
    • твое́й
    • ва́шей
    • твои́х
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 5
    Fill in the gaps
    Вот ключи́ от ... но́мера.
    Here are the keys to your room.
    • ва́шего
    • твое́й
    • ва́ша
    • твои́х
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 6
    Fill in the gaps
    Э́то су́мка ... сестры́.
    This is your sister's bag.
    • твоего́
    • твое́й
    • твоя́
    • твои́х
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 7
    Fill in the gaps
    От ... до́ма до ... 5 мину́т на маши́не.
    From their house to ours is 5 minutes by car.
    • его ... на́шей
    • её ... на́ших
    • их ... на́ших
    • их ... на́шего
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 8
    Fill in the gaps
    У ... учи́тельницы сего́дня день рожде́ния.
    My teacher has a birthday today. (учительница is feminine)
    • моего́
    • мое́й
    • мои́х
    • моя́
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 9
    Fill in the gaps
    У ... жены́ хоро́ший го́лос.
    His wife has a good voice.
    • твоего́
    • его́
    • её
    • их
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 10
    Fill in the gaps
    Выраже́ние ... лица́ подня́ло мне настрое́ние.
    Your face expression cheered me up.
    • твои́
    • твои́х
    • твое́й
    • твоего́
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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7 comments on “021 – Personal pronouns in the Genitive”

  1. Leo says:

    Hello! Please, the Russian female pronoun is: она or она́? With or without accentuation??

    Thanks

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Leo,

      Both are correct, but она́ is only used for educational purposes. In real life, the accents are never used in writing.

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  3. wayne says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello wayne,

      Thank you very much for your comment. We are very glad to be useful.

      We’d like just to let you know that this course is designed for quite a long time (for example, we’ll be studying the Prepositional case only in November). We want to provide our readers with basics so that they could use this knowledge in their everyday practice.

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