How to use demonstrative pronouns in Russian

How to use demonstrative pronouns in Russian

You want to learn how to use demonstrative pronouns in Russian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Russian lessons complete with useful examples. This house, that house... we make learning Russian demonstrative pronouns easy for you.

Russian demonstrative pronouns : this

Demonstrative pronouns are used with nouns to make them more specific. The English demonstrative pronoun 'this' has different forms in Russian depending on whether the word to which it belongs is masculine, feminine or neuter. The demonstrative pronoun for masculine words is 'этот'. For feminine words, it is 'эта' and for neuter words it is 'это'.

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état mužčína
this man
état stol
this table
éta žénšina
this woman
éta zödániye
this building
état málčik
this boy
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Demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific objects and their locations. In English, this would be the words this and these to refer to objects which are near and that and those to refer to objects which are further away. Using the nouns книга, стул and дверь (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use the demonstrative pronouns with each of these nouns (this book, that chair, these doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Russian demonstrative pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned to use the Russian demonstrative pronouns with the nouns книга, стул and дверь and the plural nouns книги, стулья and двери you can move on to Step 7 (Russian adjectives).

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