Можно стакан воды? May I have a glass of water?
This is one of the examples when to use the Genitive case in Russian. The noun ВОДА (water) is put here in the form of the Genitive case ВОДЫ (of water) as it expresses a part of the whole quantity. In Russian the words that express a part of the whole quantity as well as a relative number of objects or people (много, мало) are used in the Genitive case forms.
Look at the tables below that present detailed information on the usage of the Genitive case in Russian. Read the list of rules with examples in Russian and English and try to give your own sample for each rule. Genitive case endings table for the Nouns, Adjectives and Pronouns in singular and plural forms will be a great help for you. Also note the common verbs used with the Genitive case.
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Genitive case questions:
Кого? Who?, Чего? What?, У кого? Who has?, Чей? Whose?, Откуда? From where?, От кого? From whom?, Когда? When?, Какой? What; Which; What kind of?, Сколько? How many? How much?, Сколько времени? Как долго? How long?
When to use the Genitive case in Russian. The use of the Genitive (with examples):