Plural Nouns

The rule about making plural nouns is pretty simple. Look at these two pictures and say, which letter makes plural nouns.

examples of plural nous in russian
Of course you’re right. We have to add the letter to make a plural noun.

Another very important rule you need to know is that we never have the letter ы after these letters:

к     г    ш   щ   ж    ч    х

So what should we do in case if a word ending in one of these letters? For example:
банк – a bank
парк – a park
гараж – a garage
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Gender of Nouns

We categorize nouns
in 3 genders:

  • masculine (he)
  • feminine (she)
  • neuter (it)

genders in russian

In the English language all
inanimate nouns are neuter gender (it). In Russian they can be masculine, feminine or neuter. It depends on
the ending of a word. If we have a noun ending in a consonant (or ь), that means it is a masculine gender noun. Feminine nouns end in -а, -я (sometimes too). Neuter nouns have endings or  -е.

домa house (he)
машина – a car (she)
метро – metro (it)