Alex
Lesson 47 - Emphatic pronoun “Сам”.

Emphatic pronoun “Сам”

 

The Russian pronoun “Сам” is simply used to emphasise something. It translates to “myself, himself, herself” etc. It’s use is optional, it emphasises part of the sentence, rather than changing it’s meaning. Some examples could be: “I did it myself (Я  сделал это сам )”.

“I will phone the president himself” (Я позвоню самому президенту). In this case it means “I will go as high as to the president himself”.

 

Сам, Сама, Само (myself, himself, herself, itself)

<table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin-left: .4in; border-collapse: collapse; mso-table-layout-alt: fixed; border: none; mso-border-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-padding-alt: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-border-insideh: .75pt solid black; mso-border-insideh-themecolor: text1; mso-border-insidev: .75pt solid black; mso-border-insidev-themecolor: text1;" width="409" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 36.05pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-left-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: .75pt; mso-border-right-alt: .75pt; mso-border-color-alt: black; mso-border-style-alt: solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 36.05pt;" width="87">

Case

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-left: none; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 36.05pt;" width="88">

Masculine

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-left: none; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 36.05pt;" width="78">

Feminine

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-left: none; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 36.05pt;" width="73">

Neuter

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-left: none; mso-border-left-alt: .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: .75pt; mso-border-right-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-color-alt: black; mso-border-style-alt: solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 36.05pt;" width="83">

Plural

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 1; height: 15.8pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="87">

Nominative

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="88">

Сам

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="78">

Сама

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="73">

Само

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="83">

Сами

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 2; height: 15.8pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="87">

Genitive

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="88">

Самого

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="78">

Самой

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: white; mso-background-themecolor: background1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="73">

Самого

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; background: white; mso-background-themecolor: background1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="83">

Самих

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 3; height: 15.8pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="87">

Dative

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="88">

Самому

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="78">

Самой

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="73">

Самому

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="83">

Самим

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 4; height: 30.45pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 30.45pt;" width="87">

Accusative

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 30.45pt;" width="88">

Самого (animate)

Сам (inanimate)

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 30.45pt;" width="78">

Саму

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 30.45pt;" width="73">

Само

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 30.45pt;" width="83">

Самих (animate)

Сами (inanimate)

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 5; height: 15.8pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="87">

Instrumental

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="88">

Самим

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="78">

Самой

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="73">

Самим

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; background: #E0E0E0; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="83">

Самими

</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 6; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes; height: 15.8pt;"> <td style="width: 87.1pt; border: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; border-top: none; mso-border-top-alt: .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: 1.0pt; mso-border-right-alt: .75pt; mso-border-color-alt: black; mso-border-style-alt: solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="87">

Prepositional

</td> <td style="width: 88.15pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid black 1.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="88">

о Самом

</td> <td style="width: 77.75pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid black 1.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="78">

о Самой

</td> <td style="width: 72.6pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; mso-border-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-themecolor: text1; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid black 1.0pt; background: white; mso-background-themecolor: background1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="73">

о Самом

</td> <td style="width: 82.95pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: text1; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; mso-border-right-themecolor: text1; mso-border-top-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: text1; mso-border-left-alt: solid black .75pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: text1; background: white; mso-background-themecolor: background1; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.8pt;" width="83">

о Самих

</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Jun 21, 2012 3:56 AM
Alex
Language Skills
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Learning Language