Categories: "Animals" or "Birds" or "Bugs" or "Cats" or "Dogs" or "Other creepie-crawlies"


March 26th, 2014
The Russian word крыса means 'rat,' as in the animal. It declines as such: SgPl Nomкрысакрысы Accкрысукрыс Genкрысыкрыс Preкрысекрысах Datкрысекрысам Insкрысойкрысами Photo Credit: (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Here… more »


September 16th, 2013
Russian has a word кот which means a male cat, in other words what we in English would call a tomcat. It's an end-stressed word, which means it always has the stress on the first syllable of the grammatical ending, if there is one, and on the last… more »

Кошка, часть 2-ая

September 9th, 2013
The generic Russian word for cat is кошка. It declines like this. SgPl Nomкошкакошки Accкошкукошек Genкошки Preкошкекошках Datкошкам Insкошкойкошками In the US we summon cats with "here, kitty-kitty-kitty." In Russia you summon a cat by saying… more »


July 12th, 2012
My language partner, Alan, and I went to an exhibition of exotic fish at one of the museums on ул. Кремлёвская. That set me thinking about aquariums. The word is fairly straight forward in Russian. SgPl Nomаквариумаквариумы Acc… more »

Корова (часть вторая)

March 8th, 2012
The word for cow in Russian is корова. It declines like this: SgPl Nomкоровакоровы Accкоровукоров Genкоровы Preкоровекоровах Datкоровам Insкоровойкоровами Here are a few sentences... Корова больше собаки. A cow is bigger than a dog. —Сколько… more »