Russian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Russian lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
книга [kniga]
books
books Audio
книги [knigi]
car
car Audio
автомобиль [avtomobilʲ]
cars
cars Audio
автомобили [avtomobili]
tree
tree Audio
дерево [dyeryevo]
trees
trees Audio
деревья [dyeryevʲya]
flower
flower Audio
цветок [tzvyetok]
flowers
flowers Audio
цветы [tzvyeti]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Russian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
я говорю на одном языке Audio
[ya govoryo na odnom yazikye]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
мы говорим на трех языках Audio
[mi govorim na tryekh yazikakh]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
он посещает многие страны Audio
[on posyeshtayet mnogiye strani]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
они счастливы сейчас Audio
[oni schastlivi syeychas]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
она имеет пять красных туфель Audio
[ona imyeyet pyatʲ krasnikh toofyelʲ]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
я хочу бутерброд без лука Audio
[ya khochoo bootyerbrod byez looka]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
женщина [ʐyenshtina]
women
women Audio
женщины [ʐyenshtini]
man
man Audio
мужчина [mooʐchina]
men
men Audio
мужчины [mooʐchini]
house
house Audio
дом [dom]
houses
houses Audio
дома [doma]
cup
country Audio
чашка [chashka]
cups
countries Audio
чашки [chashki]
cow
cow Audio
корова [korova]
cows
cows Audio
коровы [korovi]
horse
horse Audio
лошадь [loshadʲ]
horses
horses Audio
лошади [loshadi]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Russian by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Russian
Pronunciation
Help
помощь
[pomoshtʲ] Audio
Call the ambulance
вызовите скорую помощь
[vizovitye skorooyo pomoshtʲ] Audio
I need a doctor
мне нужен врач
[mnye nooʐyen vrach] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
где ближайшая аптека?
[gdye bliʐayshaya aptyeka?] Audio
Are you okay?
ты в порядке?
[ti v poryadkye?] Audio
I am sick
я болен
[ya bolyen] Audio
Call the police
позвоните в полицию
[pozvonitye v politziyo] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Russian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Russian Nouns   Russian Nouns

Russian Gender   Russian Gender



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