Gender and word endings of nouns in Russian

In Russian , like most other Indo-European languages – but not English – things and abstract concepts are considered to have a gender: masculine, feminine or neuter. The words for these things or concepts (nouns) have a complex structure of word endings which differ according to whether the noun is masculine, feminine or neuter.

There is no logic in Russian as to whether a particular thing or abstract concept is masculine, feminine or neuter – you just have to learn them.

This is completely unlike English, which has no such complication – all things and abstract concepts are just considered neuter.

My goal is to develop and shape my students’ skills and develop thought processes to be able to absorb and remember the genders and correct noun endings.

Observing letters at the end of the names of female, masculine and neuter.

Female nouns (она) have ending – а, – я жена, няня, ночь, слава, пустыня

Masculine noune (он) have ending -а, – я папа, дядя, нож, стол, ястреб.

Neuter nouns (оно) have ending – о, – е болото, золото, солнце, озеро, варенье.

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