Lesson 021

Personal pronouns in the Genitive

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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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??


    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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