Possessive Ponouns in Russian and Their Forms

There is no such thing as possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives in Russian. For us it’s actually the same thing. Have a look at these sentences: Here’s another example: Он сказал, что это не твоя машина. Зачем ты сказал мне, что она твоя? – He told me, it was not your car. Why did you tell … Read more

Difference between идти, ходить, приходить, уходить, заходить + many examples

In Russian things get very complicated when it comes to verbs. Especially verbs that describe moving, such as ходить, идти, приходить, прийти, прибывать and so on. I guess it’s time to explain why we have so many verbs of that kind and how to use them correctly. The similarity between these verbs is that they … Read more

Question words in Russian

What? Which? Who? We ask too many questions every day using the same question words. But there are even more question words in Russian. I’ll try to list them all with translation and transcription. Что? [shtoh] – What? Кто? [ktoh] – Who? Как? [kak] – How? Когда? [kag-da] – When? Сколько? [skol-ka] – How many/ how much? … Read more

Demonstratives in Russian: how to say “this”, these”, “that”, and “those”

We use demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives all the time. It’s hard to imagine how we could live without them. They really make our life easier. When we want to point something specific, demonstrarives are essential. Demonstrative adjectives We use demonstrative adjectives in same situations as we do in English. But, unfortunatelly, like all Russian … Read more

How to say you have something in Russian

In this lesson we are going to talk about possession in the Russian language. This topic is essential for understanding Russian. The point is that we don’t use the phrase “I have” to express possession. The actual possessive construction might be very confusing for English speakers. Not only for them probably, because most languages use … Read more