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SINGULAR vs PLURAL

The most important thing in Russian is to know the gender of the noun ( Masculine, Feminine or Neuter ). We already discussed how it is easy to make the plural from the singular (if you don't remember, read  here ). Today we will talk about nouns, which can be only in singular ('singularia tantum'), or only in plural ('pluralia tantum'). SINGULARIA tantum  (nouns that operate only in the singular) It is important that the words that are used with these nouns will also be in the singular  form! minerals, substances from the periodic table желе́зо, зо́лото, водоро́д, кислоро́д, хлор...  Э́то  моё  зо́лото. Я купи́ла  его́  в ювели́рном магази́не.  products молоко́, рис, ма́сло, сыр, мя́со, соль, са́хар... На столе́  лежа́ло сли́вочное  ма́сло.  Я люблю́ пить  све́жее  молоко́.   group of people молодёжь, интеллиге́нция, челове́чество, о́бщество, крестья́нство... Вся  молодёжь го́рода  пришла́  на конце́рт.  collective conception

Defender of the Fatherland Day (23 February)

Defender of the Fatherland Day is a state holiday and it is a day off in Russian calendar. For long time this holiday was called "The Day of the Red Army and Navy", and now this is the day when all men (fathers, husbands, sons, friends and colleagues) are congratulated in Russia.

Aspects of the verbs in Russian language

The Russian verb is one of the simplest grammatical theme in Russian language. There are only 3 tenses - present, past and future. In this case, you need to know only the form of the infinitive and the conjugation of the verb in order to properly make the forms. But you have to know also aspect of verb - Imperfective or Perfective.

Maslenitsa

In the old pre-Christian Russia the Slavs believed in the god of Thunder and Lightning (called Perun), the god of Sun  (called Yarilo), the goddess of Water (called Mokosh) and others. That period were celebrated unusual holidays. One of these old holidays is Maslenitsa - one of the most cheerful and beloved.

Products

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Usage of Genitive case (singular) - part 1

The case system in Russian is a complex grammatical theme. But if you  understand the system and able to use it correctly, the Russian language will seem to become easy and very attractive.  ;) In total there are six cases in Russian:  Nominative (1), Genitive (2), Dative (3), Accusative (4), Instrumental (5), Prepositional (6).   And  in this post we will acquaint you with one of  the most frequently used - the Genitive case (2).

Home appliances

In every house there are home appliances. Let's see what you have in the house?