How to use the definite article in Russian

How to use the definite article in Russian

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Russian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Russian lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Russian definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Russian definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Russian. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples

doč
the daughter
yábloka
the apple
semiá
the family
lóšadz
the horse
dom
the house
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Step 4 : The definite article in Russian

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns in English (the book, the chair, the door etc.). Using the nouns книга, стул and дверь (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use each noun with the definite article. This is easy in Russian, because in Russian, there is no definite article. So the word книга can mean book or the book, the word стул can mean chair or the chair and the word дверь can mean door or the door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Russian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Russian nouns книга, стул and дверь, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Russian).

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