013 – Russian possessive pronouns

In the previous lessons we’ve already covered the personal and the demonstrative Russian pronouns. In this lesson we’ll learn how to say ‘my/mine’, ‘your/yours’ and so on – i.e. today we are learning Russian possessive pronouns.

In Russian, possessive pronouns depend on the gender and number of the subject you are talking about. They are:

My and mine:
мой [moî]masculine
моя́ [ma-yá]feminine
моё [ma-yó]neuter
мои́ [ma-ée]plural

Your and yours (singular and informal):
твой [tvoî]masculine
твоя́ [tva-yá]feminine
твоё [tva-yó]neuter
твои́ [tva-ée]plural

His:
егó [ye-vó]for all

Her:
её [ye-yó]for all

Its:
егó [ye-vó]for all

Our and ours:
наш [nash]masculine
нáша [ná-sha]feminine
нáше [ná-she]neuter
нáши [ná-shee]plural

Your and yours (plural or formal):
ваш [vash]masculine
вáша [vá-sha]feminine
вáше [vá-she]neuter
вáши [vá-shee]plural

Their and theirs:
их [eeh]for all

Let’s look at some examples:

мой дом – my house (house is masculine)
[moy dom]

твоя́ соба́ка – your dog (dog is feminine)
[tvayá sabáka]

его́ па́спорт – his passport (passport is masculine)
[eevó páspart]

на́ша шко́ла – our school (school is feminine)
[násha shkóla]

Practice all these possessive pronouns and example phrases with the audio recording.

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7 comments on “013 – Russian possessive pronouns”

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  2. Peps says:

    Hi ! First thank you for what you do.
    I have a question : sometimes we pronounce the O like a A, if it is unstressed, and sometimes not, like in the word “мой”. Why ?
    Perhaps you should warn us when there is an inconsistency, because it makes me/us confused.
    Thank you very much !

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Peps,

      Thank you for your comment.

      In the words that consist from only one syllable. i.e. have only 1 vowel, the stress mark falls on that vowel by default. Therefore in such words like “мой” the vowel is considered to be stressed and pronounced as O.

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      1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

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