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Lesson 46 - Russian Reflexive Pronoun “Себя”.

Russian Reflexive Pronoun “Себя”

 

The Russian pronoun “Себя” means self. It is used when the pronoun is the same person or thing as the subject. Example “He talked about himself (Он говорил о себе)”. “Himself” - is a reflexive pronoun. 

 

Себя (Self)

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Nominative

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Genitive

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Себя

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Dative

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Себе

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Accusative

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Себя

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Instrumental

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Собой

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Prepositional

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о Себе

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Nominative Case form of  pronoun “Себя” does not exist.

 

Examples:

Я был так одинок, что сам купил рождественский подарок для себя.

I was so lonely that I bought the Christmas gift for myself.

 

Я купил себе книгу.

I have bought a book for myself.

 

В эту минуту я увидел себя в зеркале.

This moment I saw myself in the mirror.

 

Я построил себе дом. Поэтому горжусь собой.

I have built a house for myself. That is why I am proud of myself.

 

Я не люблю рассказывать о себе.

I do not like to talk about myself.

Jun 20, 2012 2:13 AM
Alex
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