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Can you believe it? It’s December already. Let’s start the new month with some Russian grammar, specifically with a short (sort of) post about « род» [gender] of Russian nouns.

As you know, Russian language has 3 genders – « мужск о й» [masculine], « ж е нский» [feminine] and « ср е дний» [neutral]. There are two reasons why it is extremely important to be able to determine the gender of nouns.

The first reason is that in Russian adjectives and verbs in past tense must agree in gender with nouns. Beginner and intermediate learners of Russian tend to make a lot of mistakes when it comes to matching the genders and build sentences such as « мой крас и вый жен а пошл а в магаз и н» instead of « мо я крас и вая жен а пошл а в магаз и н» [my beautiful wife went to a store]. The second reason is even more important, but I’ll talk about it a bit later.



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