Russian For Dummies
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What’s a case? In simple terms, cases are sets of endings that words take to indicate their function and relationship to other words in a sentence. Different languages have different numbers of cases. Russian has 6 cases, which isn’t that bad compared to Finnish, which has 15! English speakers, on the other hand, never have to bother with cases. Here’s an introduction to Russian’s six cases:

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Andrew Kaufman, PhD, is a published scholar and an award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture at some of the country's top universities.

Serafima Gettys, PhD, is a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian.

Andrew Kaufman, PhD, is a published scholar and an award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture at some of the country's top universities.

Serafima Gettys, PhD, is a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian.

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