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Russian language: no more bullshit
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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
(08-17-2016 03:01 PM)Beijong Wrote:  So my tutor and I are going over russian cases now. I find them really difficult.

Can anyone tell me when to use the 6 cases in plain English? Like.. When do I use instrumental for instance? I think of it like "I write with a pencil" but there is so much more than just this simple sentence structure.. And its like that for all cases...

Any grammar pros out there that can lay it on me really easy?

It seems crazy for your teacher to introduce you to all cases at once. Usually you learn the accusative and/or prepositional first since they are quite straight forward.

(08-18-2016 04:31 AM)Secret Wrote:  Instrumental case: Always when you see the English word WITh or if you don t see it but could insert it. Also often: BY. by what method, with the help of what... Going somewhere by train, cutting something with help of a knife.
Also career or what you identify with. : Working AS a lawyer, an engineer, farmer,.... being a player, a traveller, a reader. And some more cases.
very difficult to explain. Need to get a feeling for it by speaking Russian, reading Russian, listening Russian, radio, TV, videos,... no chance to analyze it each time.

Yeah, you also need to use it after certain verbs e.g стать: я хочу стать актёром (I want to become an actor). Also when the verb быть in the past is followed by a noun: e.g когда я был мальчиком (when I was a kid).

Тот, кто не рискует, тот не пьет шампанского
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2016 10:28 AM by Gopnik.)
08-18-2016 10:26 AM
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - Gopnik - 08-18-2016 10:26 AM

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