How to say about dates in Russian

phrases in russian for dates

For being able to talk about dates you need to know two rules:

  • The first one is  – we always use ordinal numbers for dates. Which means we have to add the ending -ое (or sometimes -ее). For learning more information about ordinal numbers watch here.

первое марта  – the first of March

  • And  another rule is – we have to use the genitive case for names of months which go after dates. Which means that we have to add (or ) to the name of month. If a name of month ends in –ь or – we have to replace it with . If it is any other consonant we’re adding.


январь January
февраль February
март March
апрель April
май May
июнь June
июль July
август August
сентябрь September
октябрь October
ноябрь November
декабрь December


первое января– January, 1
второе февраля – February, 2
третее марта – March, 3
четвёртое апреля – April, 4
пятое мая – May, 5
десятое июня – June, 10
одиннадцатое июля – July, 11
пятнадцатое августа
– August, 15

двадцатое сентября – September, 20
тридцатое октября
– October, 30

двадцать шестое ноября – November, 26
тридцать первое декабря – December, 31

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