Use of Russian Cases

You will find here only important, consolidated and clear information that improves your skills and saves a lot of time on studying Russian grammar.

We prepared detailed explanation on the use of the Russian cases (Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Instrumental, Prepositional). You will learn how to use cases with and without prepositions, which prepositions are specific for certain case and wich prepositions are used with several cases. Each case description provides you a list of situations on its usage with examples in Russian and in English.

You can download Russian cases table (pdf) – Nouns and Adjectives, singular or plural forms.


Everything is good in its season, and if you are reading this page now it is definitely the right time for you to become an expert in Russian language cases. We introduce you to the Russian case system with detailed explanations on rules and exceptions. With our consolidated data you will feel confident in declension of Russian nouns, adjectives and pronouns soon!

At first you may consider acquiring Russian cases a pretty challenging task. But once you’ve got a first portion of case’s desert and then practice it properly, you feel excited about cases in Russian and will be ready to go forward and explore it in more details.

What can be more delightful then achieving the goal! The way to the great results always takes time and efforts, but they are worthy of award. One who says cases in Russian are quite hard is only partly right. One who says Russian grammar cases are pretty logical is absolutely right!

Russian Cases usage

On this page you will find useful information on the Russian cases usage with examples in Russian and in English. You will see how to use Russian cases with and without prepositions, what is special about certain prepositions, what are the questions intended for each case.

Have a look at the Russian cases table and learn:

– questions for each case
– list of prepositions for cases
– case endings for nouns and adjectives
– forms of pronouns in different cases
– groups of verbs that work only for certain case

The theory presented in tables will be very helpful on your way to mastering Russian cases endings. You will dig into details and nuances of declension, better understand the case system. Try to practice Russian cases while giving your own examples.

And now in order to check your understanding of the Russian case system try to test cases right away! The tests will show your current status in certain case as well as be part of the learning process.

You can download Russian cases chart ending (pdf) – Nouns and Adjectives, in singular or plural forms.

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