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Masculine Nouns with Feminine Endings


Are there many masculine nouns with feminine endings?

Not many, but there are some masculine nouns that are used a lot:
 Almost all of Russian male names have feminine endings in their short version:
Александр – Саша
Михаил –      Миша
Григорий –   Гриша
Николай –    Коля
 How are masculine nouns with feminine endings declined?
They are declined like feminine nouns according to their endings.
В комнате нет папы (Genitive) = Dad is not is not in the room.
Женщина разговаривает с мужчиной (Instrumental) = A woman is talking with a man.

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AnnaOriginally from Russia, Anna has a Bachelor’s in Education and Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University in Moscow, and a Master’s Degree in International and Interactive Communication from University of Lille 1, IAE Business School in Lille, France. Anna speaks fluent Russian, English and French and also knows some Spanish, German, Japanese and Italian. Her education, work experience and many years of teaching and tutoring both in the actual classroom and online helps her understand the needs of students as well as the design, management and promotion of language courses, textbooks and learning materials. As a voice actor Anna has contributed many tracks to the audio components of this course and you can see her on the videos as the lead teacher. Anna is very interested is supporting and promoting the study of the Russian language, as well as introducing Russia’s language and culture to a variety of people world-wide. If you notice any issues or mistakes in the digital or audio components, are interested in reviewing Russian Step By Step Series or in purchasing large quantities, please contact Anna.View all posts by Anna →

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