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Russian animacy

Russian declension of nouns involves 6 cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, instrumental, prepositional, in two numbers singular and plural (some Russian nouns are always plural or always singular), and absolutely obeying 3 grammatical genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. Russian nouns are either animate or inanimate. Russian adjectives, pronouns and numerals decline too; they agree with nouns in gender, number and case.


Одушевлённые и неодушевлённые существительные

Humans

All nouns denoting humans are animate in Russian language:

Animals

All nouns denoting animals are animate in Russian language:

Things

Some nouns denoting creatures, things or bodies are animate in Russian language:

Some nouns denoting things or bodies are inanimate in Russian language:

Some nouns denoting creatures, things or bodies can be animate and inanimate:

  • Дети поприветствовали робота, а робот поприветствовал их.
  • Нам на завод установили новый промышленный робот.

How to denote gender of animate nouns

Gender of humans and animals

гусь - гусыня, бык - корова, курица - петух

Attention!

  • Наш любимый Костя здесь. Ура!
  • Где же мой батюшка?
  • Мой деда самый лучший!

Ending of the noun

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