Category: "Na"

Море

August 30th, 2011
The word море means sea. It's one of the few nouns in Russian that ends in -е and has a soft consonant before it. Many two-syllable neuter nouns in Russian have a stress shift in the plural. In this case, the noun is stem-stressed in the singular,… more »

На (часть пятая)

February 16th, 2010
Seven-year old Mariana walked into the living room where her father, Alyosha, and I were sitting. She placed an ashtray in front of us and said «Нате». I looked at the two of them in confusion and Alyosha said: Она думала, что вы тоже будете… more »

На (часть четвёртая)

November 26th, 2009
The next use of the word на with the accusative case is equivalent to the English word “by” in contexts where you are comparing one thing to another. Моему брату сорок три года, а мне сорок восемь лет. Значит, я старше его на пять лет. My brother is… more »

На (часть третья)

November 20th, 2009
The next use of the word на with the accusative case is equivalent to the English word “for” in some contexts. For instance, when you are talking about what you ate for a particular meal: На завтрак я ел овсяную кашу. I ate oatmeаl for breakfast.… more »

На (часть вторая)

November 16th, 2009
The second meaning of the preposition на is “on” in the sense of “onto.” In this meaning it is complemented by the accusative case. Поставь вазу на подоконник. Put the vase on the windowsill. Грузовик въехал на пристань, грузчики начали выгружать… more »