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Russian preposition у

It is Russian equivalent to the French "chez".

  1. у + genitive case for possession ◆ belonging, relationship to someone, something ◆ У меня в квартире газ, а у вас?
  2. у + genitive case for measures and quantities ◆ a part of something ◆ У кошки черыре ноги.
  3. у + genitive case for location ◆ being near to something, someone, at the house of ◆ Я была у подруги. У её дома остановилась машина. ◆ find out from someone ◆ У кого бы мне узнать, как это сделать?
Motion to-towards-onto-into Location on-in-at Motion from-off-out-of
Accusative caseКуда?B, НА + accusative prepositional caseГде?B, НА + prepositional genitive caseОткуда?ИЗ, C + genitive
dative caseК кому? К чему?К + dative genitive caseУ + genitive genitive caseОт кого? От чего?ОТ + genitive
  • If B is used to express motion in prepositional and accusative then ИЗ is used in genitive
  • If НА is used to express motion in prepositional and accusative then C is used in genitive