|Russian grammar - Nouns|
It is the case of a noun but not its position (as in English) indicates its function in a sentence.
Russian nouns decline. They inflect (change their form): the different endings are added to the steam of the word to indicate its function in a sentence. Sometimes even the root of the word may alter as well. Russian adjectives, pronouns and numerals decline too. Their endings change according to (they agree with) the gender and the case of the modifided nouns.
The case of a noun is often associated with the preposition and/or the verb that stands in front of it.
A noun is one of the parts of speech in Russian language. It is used to name a person, animal, place, thing or abstract idea. The noun can be:
- in the singular and the plural (it changes the ending in the plural)
- in one of the 6 cases
- of the masculine, feminine or neuter gender
- animate and inanimate in Russian language
- proper and common in Russian language
The Russian noun can be the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb or the object of a preposition.