Gender in Russian Language

There are 3 genders in Russian Language: masculine (he), feminine (she) and neuter (it). Gender can be determined by a word's ending. Masculine words have no ending or end with an Й or ь. Feminine words end with an А or Я. Neuter words end with an О or Е.

Table below lists personal pronouns word endings for all 3 genders.

Masculine
(m)
Feminine
(f)
Neuter
(n)

ОН[-]

he

ОН[А´]

she

ОН[О´]

it

No ending [-] or  -й -ь Words end with ая  Words end with ое

 

 [-] signifies no ending.

 ´ apostrophe signifies  stress.

 Masculine and feminine words can be either animate or inanimate. Neuter is always inanimate.

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