105 – The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns

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

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):

gender ending Instrument. examples
masc. й
unstres. ж/ш/ч/щ/ц
any other case
-й + ем/ём
-ь +ем/ём
край – кра́ем
конь – конём
за́яц – за́йцем
дом – до́мом
fem. ь
ж/ш/ч/щ/ц + а

-я +ей/ёй
-а +ой
-а +ей
дверь – две́рью
неде́ля – неде́лей
луна́ – луно́й
гра́ница – грани́цей
neut. any letter ли́цо – лицо́м

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2 comments on “105 – The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns”

  1. abhijit says:


    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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