Наташе 24 года. Natasha is 24 years old.
In Russian if we speak about someone’s age we use the Dative case form for the person mentioned. The same rule works for the places and things: Этому городу 800 лет (This city is 800 y.o.) Этой шубе уже 15 лет (This fur coat is already 15 y.o.) These are just several examples when to use the Dative case in Russian.
In the table below you will find a list of rules on the Dative case usage with examples in Russian and English. You will see how to use Dative with and without prepositions, how Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns are changed in singular and plural forms, wich common verbs are used with the Dative case.
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Dative case questions:
(Кому? – To whom?, Чему?– To what?)
When to use the Dative case in Russian. The use of the Dative (with examples):