Russian Nouns

singular

case masculine neuter feminine 3rd declension feminine
animate inanimate
nominative -# - - -
prepositional - - - -
genitive - - - -
accusative -# - - - -
dative - - - -
instrumental - - - -

notes

1.Prepositional case of nouns with stems ending in -: -

plural

case masculine neuter feminine 3rd declension feminine
nominative - - - -
prepositional - - - -
genitive see below -
accusative like nominative/genitive - like nominative/genitive
dative - - - -
instrumental - - - -

The genitive plural
The ending for the genitive plural is determined by the shape of the stem rather than by "gender" or "declension."
  • If the nominative singular has an explicit ending, the genitive plural will have a zero ending. A fill vowel will often appear in the stem.
  • If the nominative singular has a zero ending, the genitive plural will have an explicit ending.
If the nominative singular ends in , , , , or : the ending will be -
If the nominative singular ends in any other consonant, the ending will be (normal spelling rules apply): -



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