Russian Noun Declension Guide
Russian cases can be tricky for speakers of languages which do not feature cases.
There are 6 Cases in Russian.
This is the basic form of a noun. This is the form you would look for in a dictionary.
There are of course irregulars but I might add them in a later state.
The Dative Case marks the indirect object of a sentence. Example : I give to book to my friend > я даю книгу подруге.
The Accusative Case marks the direct object of a sentence. Example : I see a book > я вижу книгу.
Thats It! Not that hard :) I will later on add another guide on Adjective Cases, Pronoun Cases, Possessive Adjective Cases and Irregulars.
Thank You! I hope this will help you!
P.s. I noticed that there's a mistake in the 'When to Use' parts. (......... case is use a lot) And Moderators could you please make this a sticky. :)
Not to steal anyone's thunder, but I've put together several declension tables in what I believe is a simpler, easier to understand format. Have a look at:
Nouns & Russian Spelling Rules: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29038061
Personal Pronouns: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29119997
Non-Reflexive Possessive Pronouns https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30122740
Reflexive Personal Pronouns Свой, Себя & Сам: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29965925
Prepositions, Case of Objects, and Meaning: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28544274
Determiners & Interrogatives (with a few adjectives, like всё): https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30373766
I really wish someone had explained that to me a long time ago, I think the notes in the Duolingo course are the first time I've seen it. I think probably it's an attempt to make things "easier", but for me I'm sure being told it was a remnant of the locative, rather than them just being weird exceptions, would've been way more helpful.
I made a Memrise course for these. It is at http://www.memrise.com/course/1143945/russian-nouns-2nd-prepositional-2nd-locative/
There are 176 of these words in the course, as of my last count. That is probably not all such words in Russian, but very close. :)