Pronouns

Russian Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Russian pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in Russian

Pronouns Russian Audio
Iя
ja
Youты
ty
Heон
on
Sheона
ona
Weмы
my
You (plural)вы
vy
Theyони
oni
I love youЯ люблю тебя
Ja ljublju tebja
She is beautifulОна красивая
Ona krasivaja
They are dancingОни танцуют
Oni tancujut
We are happyМы счастливы
My schastlivy

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Russian

Pronouns Russian Audio
Meменя, мне, мной
menja, mne, mnoj
Youтебя, тебе, тобой
tebja, tebe, toboj
Himему его, им / ним, о нём
emu ego, im / nim, o njom
Herей ее, ею, о ней
ej ee, eju, o nej
Usнас, нам,нами
nas, nam,nami
You (plural)вас, вам, вами
vas, vam, vami
Themих, им, ими, о них
ih, im, imi, o nih
Can you call us?Ты / вы можешь(-ете) позвонить нам?
Ty / vy mozhesh'(-ete) pozvonit' nam?
Give me your phone numberДайте мне номер Вашего / твоего телефона
Dajte mne nomer Vashego / tvoego telefona
I can give you my emailЯ могу дать вам / тебе адрес моей электронной почты
Ja mogu dat' vam / tebe adres moej jelektronnoj pochty
Tell him to call meПопроси(те) его позвонить мне.
Poprosi(te) ego pozvonit' mne.

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Russian

Pronouns Russian Audio
Myмой, моя, моё, мои
moj, moja, mojo, moi
Yourтвой, твоя, твоё, твои
tvoj, tvoja, tvojo, tvoi
Hisего
ego
Herее
ee
Ourнаш, наша, наше, наши
nash, nasha, nashe, nashi
Your (plural)ваш, ваша, ваше, ваши
vash, vasha, vashe, vashi
Theirих
ih
His email is...Адрес его электронной почты -
Adres ego jelektronnoj pochty -
My phone number is...Номер моего телефона -
Nomer moego telefona -
Our dream is to visit SpainМы мечтаем побывать в Испании
My mechtaem pobyvat' v Ispanii
Their country is beautifulИх страна красивая
Ih strana krasivaja

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Russian

Pronouns Russian Audio
Mineмой
moj
YoursВаш, твой, твоя,твое
Vash, tvoj, tvoja,tvoe
Hisего
ego
Hersее
ee
Oursнаш
nash
Yours (plural)ваши, твои
vashi,tvoi
Theirsих
ih
Is this pen yours?Эта ручка твоя?
Jeta ruchka tvoja?
The book is mineЭто книга моя.
Jeto kniga moja.
The shoes are hersЭти туфли - её.
Jeti tufli - ejo.
Victory is oursПобеда за нами.
Pobeda za nami.

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Russian

Travel Russian Audio
Airplaneсамолет
samolet
Airportаэропорт
ajeroport
Busавтобус
avtobus
Bus stationавтостанция
avtostancija
Carмашина,автомобиль
mashina,avtomobil'
Flightполет, перелет, рейс
polet, perelet, rejs
For businessпо делам
po delam
For pleasureдля удовольствия
dlja udovol'stvija
Help Deskбюро информации, справочное бюро
bjuro informacii, spravochnoe bjuro
Hotelгостиница, отель
gostinica, otel'
Luggageбагаж
bagazh
Parkingпарковка
parkovka
Passportпаспорт
pasport
Reservationбронирование
bronirovanie
Taxiтакси
taksi
Ticketбилет
bilet
To travelпутешествовать
puteshestvovat'
Tourismтуризм
turizm
Train (noun)поезд
poezd
Train stationжелезнодорожный вокзал
zheleznodorozhnyj vokzal
By trainПоездом
Poezdom
By carНа машине
Na mashine
By busНа автобусе
Na avtobuse
By taxiна такси
na taksi
By airplaneсамолетом
samoletom

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Daily Conversation in Russian

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Russian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Russian

English Russian Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Вы принимaете кредитные карты?
Vy prinimaete kreditnye karty?
How much will it cost?Сколько это будет стоить
Skol'ko jeto budet stoit'
I have a reservationУ меня бронь
U menja bron'
I'd like to rent a carЯ бы xотел арендовать автомобиль
Ja by xotel arendovat' avtomobil'
I'm here on business / on vacation.Я здесь по делу / на отдыxе
Ja zdes' po delu / na otdyxe
Is this seat taken?Это место занято?
Jeto mesto zanjato?
It was nice meeting youБыло приятно встретиться с вами!
Bylo prijatno vstretit'sja s vami!
Take this! (when giving something)Возьми! На!
Voz'mi! Na!
Do you like it?Тебе нравится?
Tjebe nravitsja?
I really like it!Мне правда нравится!
Mne pravda nravitsja!
I'm just kiddingШучу
Shuchu
I'm hungryЯ голоден / Хочу есть.
Ja goloden / Hochu est'.
I'm thirstyМне хочется пить
Mne hochetsja pit'

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Russian about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Russian Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Russian homepage.

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