Russian cases are easier than you think! With constant practice your difficulties with this tricky part of the Russian grammar will melt away.

In the series of lessons “Russian cases” we take a random Russian word and show you its singular and plural forms in all cases. To reinforce the result, we also give you a few examples where this noun is used in different cases.

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Meaning: music (feminine)

Case Singular
Nominative что? / кто?


Genitive чего? / кого? му́зыки
Dative чему? / кому? му́зыке
Accusative что? / кого? му́зыку
Instrumental чем? / кем? му́зыкой
Prepositional чём? / ком? му́зыке


Russian Pod 101
  • Я слу́шаю му́зыку.
    I’m listening to the music.

    слу́шаю что? – му́зыку (Accusative, singular)

  • Я занима́юсь му́зыкой уже́ пять лет.
    I’ve been practicing music for 5 years.

    занима́юсь чем? – му́зыкой (Instrumental, singular)

  • Мы танцуем под музыку.
    We are dancing to the music.

    танцу́ем под что? – под му́зыку (Accusative, singular)

  • В помеще́нии гро́мко игра́ла му́зыка.
    The music played loudly in the room.

    играла что? – музыка (Nominative, singular)

  • Кто пла́тит, тот и му́зыку зака́зывает.
    Who pays the piper calls the tune.

    зака́зывает что? – му́зыку (Accusative, singular)

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