105 – The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns

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Forming the Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns is quite easy:

The nouns that end in -я: remove -я, add -енем:

и́мя – и́менем (name) *
вре́мя – вре́менем (time) *

* – not in the audio

All other nouns: just add м to the end of a neuter noun and that’s it!

ли́цо – лицо́м (face)
окно – окно́м (window)
де́рево – де́ревом (tree)
зда́ние – зда́нием (building)
со́лнце – со́лнцем (sun)
жилище́ – жили́щем (habitation)
варе́нье – варе́ньем (jam)

Practice today’s examples with the audio track.

Instrumental memo chart (you can find all the declension rules in the Russian declension chart):

ending or description how to change examples
masculine
й -й / + ем (ём) край – кра́ем
ь -ь / + ем (ём) конь – конём
unstressed, ж, ш, ч, щ, ц +ем за́яц – за́йцем
all others +ом дом - до́мом
feminine
ь -ь / +ю дверь – две́рю
я -я / +ей (ёй) ста́нция – ста́нцией
а -а / +ой луна́ – луно́й
жа, ша, ща, ча -а / +ей ко́жа – ко́жей
neuter
я -я / +енем и́мя– и́менем
all other letters лицо́ – лицо́м
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2 comments on “105 – The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns”

  1. abhijit says:

    Hello,

    again, audio tape for this lesson is not working.

    All the lessons are excellent for beginners.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Sorry again. Fixed.

      Thank you for your feedback.

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