Singular and Plural Personal Pronouns

Genders are rarely identical in any 2 languages. For example, 'table' is neuter in English, masculine in Russian (стол) and feminine in French (la table). If you are from English speaking background you'll find that inanimate (non-living) objects have gender association in Russian Language.

The table summaries personal pronouns, their gender and endings. Listen to the audio recording and read the pronouns out loud.


Я (I)

МЫ (We)

ТЫ (You)

ВЫ (You)


ОН[-] (He)

ОН[И´] (They)


ОН[А´] (She)


ОН[О´] (It)


ТЫ is a familiar form for addressing close friends or individuals of the same age group

 ВЫ is a plural form of ТЫ

 ВЫ is also used in formal social context or when addressing  a person of an older age group. I.e. you would normally address your teacher as ВЫ.

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