Site Feedback

Resolved questions
Над, надо. Мной, мною.

 

I understand that Над and надо mean "over", "above". Could you provide more examples of their use and when to use one or the other?
Same with мной and мною, I know they are the instrumental of "я", could you provide some examples of how they can be used?

For learning: Russian
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    Hi Mario.
    Preposition над (надо) is used with дательный падеж. I am sure you know this.
    this preposition has several meanings:
    1. over and above. Над городом летал воздушный шар
    Ковер висел над диваном

    2. when we want to emphasize someone's priority, his higher level- его сделали старшим над всеми

    3. when we want to say that someone was focused on something. Вчера я трудился над
    задачей

    With regards to надо , it was used with мной and the nouns, which begin with letters р and л have two consonants - надо ртом, надо рвом.
    Надо мною тишина

    As for мною и мной . Both are possible. The second one is more formal.
    надо мною лист кружится
    надо мной смеются
    I hope it helps

    I'm not sure if there are some rules about "над" and "надо", but we always use "над" when it followed by a vowel. And we use "надо" when there are too many consonants one after another, like "надо мной". If you say "над мной" it's normal, but it sounds a little bit clumsy. And what about "мной, мною" - "мною" is slightly fusty and it is usually used in poetry.
    There are some examples:
    над пропастью [во ржи],
    [как фанера] над Парижем :)
    надо мной,
    надо лбом.

    Кавказ подо мною,
    между мною и тобою,
    не уходи, побудь со мною

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.