Lesson 105

The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns

The audio for the lesson is available at the bottom of the screen under the blue button.

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)

Russian Pod 101

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
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
ь -ь / +ю дверь – две́рю
я -я / +ей (ёй) ста́нция – ста́нцией
а -а / +ой луна́ – луно́й
жа, ша, ща, ча -а / +ей ко́жа – ко́жей
я -я / +енем и́мя– и́менем
all other letters лицо́ – лицо́м

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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