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Russian Accusative Case

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The Russian Accusative Case is used to show the direct object, or the object of the action taking place.

Like all cases in the Russian language, the easiest way to determine how to use the Accusative case is to ask the key questions associated with the case. So, in other words, when you are forming the sentence, first ask yourself the questions:

(1) Whom or what do I (or the subject) see / draw / eat (or whatever the action is)?

(2) To where do I (or the subject) go?

The answer to these questions will tell you which nouns require the Accusative case. When in the Accusative case, nouns drop their 'regular' endings, and are replaced by the corresponding endings shown in the table below.

The table outlines the typical endings used, as well as the relevant endings that apply to any adjectives linked to the noun. Further, we have given some specific examples highlighting the word endings so you can see how the Accusative case works.

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Russian Accusative Case - case endings and specific examples

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