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Lesson 1: Accusative


Part 1 - The accusative case of inanimate nouns

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Introduction to Russian cases

Introduction to the accusative case

When is the accusative case used?

Generally, we use the accusative case...

  • to express the direct object: Я ви́жу мою́ кни́гу - I see my book.
  • after some prepositions to show the place "someone goes to": Мы идём в кино́ - We are going to the cinema.

What will we learn in this lesson?

We are going to learn the accusative case of different inanimate nouns (that is, names of non-living objects). We will also learn the accusative of pronouns.

Russian vocabulary

Russian vocabulary

Read, listen and repeat the vocabulary of this lesson:

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паде́ж

case

имени́тельный паде́ж

nominative (Nom.)

вини́тельный паде́ж

accusative (Ac.)

бо́льше

more / anymore

сок

juice

вода́

water

пи́во

beer

пи́цца

pizza

хлеб

bread

мо́жет быть

maybe

люби́мый

favourite

вку́сный

tasty / yummy

краси́вый

nice / beautiful

кста́ти

by the way

ну...

well...

Russian dialogues

Dialogues in Russian

Read, listen and pay attention to the cases used

Extra help: highliged cases + tables

We have highlighted the words in accusative. You can also look up these grammar tables while you read the dialogues:

*These tables will open in a new window

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Russian grammar

Russian grammar

Read the following grammar summary. We will learn the cases from this lesson.

The Accusative Case: Inanimate nouns

In this lesson's dialogues we have seen examples of Nominative (Nom.) and Accusative (Acc.) Case in inanimate nouns (that is, names of non-living objects). These are the most important points to remember about these two Cases:

Inanimate nouns in singular:

  • Accusative masculine = Nominative masculine
  • Accusative neuter = Nominative neuter
  • Feminine: its endings are unique to the Accusative

We have highlighted the endings in the tables for each gender.

Masculine: no endings because Nom. = Acc.

  • Э́то мой стол (Nom.). Я ви́жу мой стол (Acc.)
    This is my table. I see my table

Feminine: -у -ю

  • Э́то моя́ кни́га (Nom.). Я ви́жу мою́ кни́гу (Acc.)
    This is my book. I see my book

Neuter: no endings because Nom. = Acc.

  • Э́то моё окно́ (Nom.). Я ви́жу моё окно́ (Acc.)
    This is my window. I see my window

Inanimate nouns in plural:

  • Accusative = Nominative (for all three genders)

We have highlighted the endings in the tables for each gender.

Masculine: no endings because Nom. = Acc.

  • Э́то мои́ столы́ (Nom.). Я ви́жу мои́ столы́ (Acc.)
    These are my tables. I see my tables

Feminine: no endings because Nom. = Acc.

  • Э́то мои́ кни́ги (Nom.). Я ви́жу мои́ кни́ги (Acc.)
    These are my books. I see my books

Neuter: no endings because Nom. = Acc.

  • Э́то мои́ о́кна (Nom.). Я ви́жу мои́ о́кна (Acc.)
    These are my windows. I see my windows
Russian test

Test

Check how much you have learnt in this lesson:

1. Which word is in the accusative case?        вода   воду     воды

2. What is the accusative form of "пиво"?      пиво   пиву     пива     

3. How do you say "I see books" in Russian?   я вижу книга       я вижу книги    я вижу книгу

4. Tell the case of the word in blue: Я вижу окна        acc. singular      nom. plural        acc. plural

5. What is the accusative of "моя лампа"?    моя лампа      мою лампу    мой ламп     



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