Categories: "Adjectives" or "Big, bigger, biggest" or "Demonstratives"

Этот

June 17th, 2011 — posted by Don
The Russian word этот is a demonstrative adjective that can be translated as this/that/these/those, depending on the context. (For a discussion of the this/that distinction, see the entry on тот.) It declines like this: Masc Neut Fem Pl Nom этот… more »

Тот

November 30th, 2010 — posted by Don
The Russian word for ‘that,’ as in “that car,” “that dog” or “that house” is тот. Grammatically it is a demonstrative adjective, thus it occurs in forms that vary for case, number, and gender, and of course it agrees with the noun it modifies. It… more »

Колоритный

March 18th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
Do you ever think about how you learn certain words? You grow up using some of them without even stopping for a second to think of their meanings or how you came to know them. For example for me, apart from the obvious books and movies, my parents… more »

Злой

December 28th, 2009 — posted by Don
Злой is an adjective that beginners trip over for several reasons. First off, it is so short that it looks funny and they can't really believe that it's not longer: Masc Neut Fem Pl Nom злой злое злая злые Acc * злую * Gen злого злой злых… more »

Красивый

October 2nd, 2009 — posted by Don
In English we say a man is handsome and a woman is pretty. Russians roll both concepts up in the single word красивый. It is completely regular in its declension, including its comparative form красивее: Masc Neut Fem Pl Nom красивый красивое… more »