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Привет Всем. С Вами Светлана. Hi everybody! I’m Svetlana.
Welcome to RussianPod101.com’s Русский язык за три минуты. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Russian.
In our previous lesson, we learned two very important grammar cases: Nominative and accusative. Using them you are already able to build grammatically correct sentence. In this lesson we will learn more about accusative case and also learn the personal pronouns in Russian and how they change in Accusative case.
You ready? Let’s get started.
We know a lot about accusative case already. Remember how we change the endings of the nouns. Let’s now take a look at how we should modify the personal pronouns in Accusative case.
Let’s first take a look at the personal pronouns in nominative case. The first and most important one is:
I - Я
Я - Светлана. I am Svetlana.
The next one is You (singular) - Ты.
Ты - ученик. You are a student.
Let’s now say: you are students. The pronoun you will be in its plural form. - Вы.
Вы ученики. “You are students”
The Russian translation for the pronoun he would be Он and for she - Она. Let’s say He is handsome and She is Beautiful, using the same adjective красивый.
Он красивый.
Она красивая.
Finally, we have the pronoun They which is Они in Russian.
Let’s say they are beautiful:
Они красивые.
So now we know Я, Ты, Вы, Он, Она, Они. let's have a look how it will change in accusative case.
Я will change to Меня
Ты - Тебя
Вы - Вас
Он - Его
Она - Её
Они - Их
Don’t be scared! It is very easy. We just need some examples and a little bit of explanation.
So, all of these pronouns, like nouns in accusative case, indicate to Whom or What the subject directs the action?
For example:
Teacher is questioning me.
Учитель спрашивает меня. Who is teacher questioning? Right, Myself.
Let’s try to say that teacher is questioning you. You simply substitute the pronoun Меня to Тебя.
Учитель спрашивает тебя.
Now Let’s try other pronouns.
Учитель спрашивает вас.
Учитель спрашивает его.
Учитель спрашивает её.
Учитель спрашивает их.
Let’s now try to make the sentence with personal pronouns both in nominative and accusative cases. Ready?
Я вижу его. I see him.
Она слушает меня. She listens to me.
Они встречают вас. They meet you.
Good job. We made if through this case and learned personal pronouns in Russian. In our next lesson we will move on to the next grammar cases, a dative case. So see you in our next Русский язык за три минуты lesson. Пока Пока