https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

A guide I made to remember the 6 Russian cases.

I've been struggling to remember those cases for some time, so I made something in Inkscape to help me with the cases:

Note: Genitive, Dative, and Accusative also answer the question "Когда?", but examples aren't included in the guide.

Tell me if you find this useful, and also let me know if there are any errors!

April 9, 2017

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

Minor corrections.

Вот это? (What is here?) → Что здесь?
болшой → большой
два лампы → две лампы
Я вижу маленкую Инну → Я вижу маленькую Инну
Думат о семье → Думать о семье

"ь" is important, really.

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Thanks for the corrections! Ack, how did I not notice those typos? I'll be sure to check if I added the "ь" in the right place next time.

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

If the question is "Что здесь?", the answer must be "Здесь дом." "вот" is a "pointing" word (like "Look, this is a house.").

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Oh, that makes sense now...I've corrected the guide for hopefully the last time, haha. Thanks again!

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HersheyNan

Nicely done. Very helpful. Thank you.

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SDPhil

Can you add it to imgur so I can download it? :)

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Sure thing! Here it is: http://imgur.com/a/JmLqB

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SDPhil

Большое спасибо!

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Не за что! ;)

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

very useful! thank you! I like that you gave them different colors too!

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

Thanks! :-)

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

Your guide is great, just two more minor corrections/suggestions.

In Nominative, the question "Вот это?" does not make much sense in this particular context, maybe it would be better to leave only the second phrase of this line, "Вот дом", in the table.

You include the question "Когда?" for Genitive, Accusative and Dative but don't give examples, maybe you could do without this question at this stage (such phrases exist of course, e.g. "Когда? - После обеда" (gen.), " к празднику" (dat.), "в апреле" (prep.) but they are used with other cases too).

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Thanks for the suggestions! For Nominative, I've replaced "Вот это?" with "Что здесь?" so it makes more sense. And for "Когда?", I've taken those out just for clarity, and added a note in the post about Genitive, Dative, and Accusative.

Again, спасибо!

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mkaomarko_

Спасибо, очень полезноe))

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Не за что! Also, I have to ask - I've seen parentheses after sentences in Russian a lot, but what do those parentheses mean?

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

Like this?))) It is a smile :)

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

A smile without the eyes? Как это?)))

Thanks for your answer, though! It makes more sense now.

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badDogBen

Thanks so much! I'm going to print this and stick it on my wall :)

August 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xO.Lx

Oh my god, this is very helpful! You have no idea how much time it took to me to find this again.

June 28, 2017
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