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Russian dative case for recipient

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.


Russian dative case is used to after some verbs: давать, отвечать, показывать, верить, помогать, дарить, отдавать, говорить, напоминать, объяснять, писать, нравиться, запрещать, мешать, рассказывать to indicate the person or the object to whom the action is addressed