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У девочки нет воды.

Short, and simple:

Why's the "а" replaced with "и" rather than "ы"?

http://www.russianlessons.net/lessons/lesson10_main.php

Forming the genitive case

Masculine Nouns:

1. If the noun ends in a consonant, add “а”.

2. Replace “й”, with “я”.

3. Replace “ь”, add “я”.

Feminine Nouns:

1. Replace “а” with “ы”.

2. Replace “я” with “и”.

3. Replace “ь” with “и”.

Neuter Nouns:

1. Replace “о” with “а”

*2. Replace “е” with “я” *

June 7, 2019

9 Comments


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

in Russian, after к there is never ы, so in the genitive you replace the а with и instead


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mawkush1

Yeah, I even memorized those rules, when I was learning plurals!

Alright, it makes a lot more sense now, the reason was also obvious.

Thanks for the reminder!


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

this is also the case for х and г by the way


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandraStea1

This is the forum for Duolingo in English. Your helpful tips may last longer and be of much more benefit in the Russian forum. IF you want to leave it here, may be change the title to an English one to help people find it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

Oh. Hello again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mawkush1

That was my initial intention, I don't understand why it was posted in DUO English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

Ummm... is this Russian?

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