How to use adjectives in Russian

How to use adjectives in Russian

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Russian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Russian lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Russian adjectives.

Russian adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Russian as in English. Adjectives in Russian agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form.


qaróšaya semiá
the good family
grústnaya semiá
the sad family
balšáya semiá
the big family
söčastlívaya semiá
the happy family
biédnaya semiá
the poor family
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Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Russian adjectives большой, маленький and старый (big, small, old). Using the nouns книга, стул and дверь (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Russian adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives большой, маленький and старый with the nouns книга, стул and дверь you can move on to Step 8 (Russian Verbs).

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