Feminine

Russian Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Russian lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Russian Classes.

Feminine

Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Russian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Russian

Feminine Russian Audio
Boyмальчик
mal'chik
Girlдевочка
devochka
Manмужчина
muzhchina
Womanженщина
zhenshhina
Fatherотец
otec
Motherмать
mat'
Brotherбрат
brat
Sisterсестра
sestra
ActorАктер
Akter
ActressАктриса
Aktrisa
Cat (Masc.)Кот
Kot
Cat (Fem.)Кошка
Koshka

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Russian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Russian Gender in a Sentence

English Russian Audio
He is tallОн высокий
On vysokij
She is tallОна высокая
Ona vysokaja
He is a short manОн маленького роста.
On malen'kogo rosta.
She is a short womanОна маленького роста
Ona malen'kogo rosta
He is GermanОн немец
On nemec
She is GermanОна немка
Ona nemka
Japanese men are friendlyЯпонцы дружелюбны
Japoncy druzheljubny
Japanese women are friendlyЯпонки дружелюбны
Japonki druzheljubny

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Russian

Clothes Russian Audio
Beltремень
remen'
Clothesодежда
odezhda
Coatпальто
pal'to
Dressплатье
plat'e
Glassesочки
ochki
Glovesперчатки
perchatki
Hatшляпа
shljapa
Jacketкуртка
kurtka
Pants (Trousers)брюки
brjuki
Ringкольцо
kol'co
Shirtрубашка
rubashka
Shoesобувь
obuv'
Socksноски
noski
Suitкостюм
kostjum
Sweaterсвитер
sviter
Tieгалстук
galstuk
Umbrellaзонтик
zontik
Underwearнижнее белье
nizhnee bel'e
Walletбумажник
bumazhnik
Watchчасы
chasy

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Daily Conversation in Russian

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Russian Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Russian

Do you like my dress?Тебе нравится мое платье?
Vam / tebe nravitsja moe plat'e?
I lost my socksЯ потерял свои носки
Ja poterjal svoi noski
It looks good on youОно Вам / тебе идет
Ono Vam / tebe idet
She has a beautiful ringУ нее прекрасное кольцо
U nee prekrasnoe kol'co
These pants (trousers) are longЭти брюки длинные
Jeti brjuki dlinnyе
These shoes are smallЭти туфли малы
Jeti tufli maly
Where are you from?Откуда вы?
Otkuda vy?
I'm from the U.SЯ из США.
Ja iz SShA.
I'm AmericanЯ американец / американка
Ja amerikanec / amerikanka
Where do you live?Где вы живёте?
Gde vy zhivjote?
I live in the U.SЯ живу в США.
Ja zhivu v SShA.
Do you like it here?Вам здесь нравится?
Vam zdes' nravitsja?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Russian about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Russian Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Russian homepage.

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