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Lesson 57 - Russian Reciprocal Pronouns.

Russian Reciprocal Pronouns

 

The pronoun друг друга, called reciprocal pronoun, adds the meaning of reciprocity of an action and corresponds to English “each other/one another”. It consists of two parts: the first indeclinable part - друг and the second part - друга which declines and takes the case required by the verb, adjective or preposition. If a preposition occurs, it is placed between the two parts.

The table below represents the declension of this pronoun with and without a preposition.

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Case

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Себя

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Nominative

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Genitive

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друг друга 
друг от друга

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Dative

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друг другу 
друг к другу

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Accusative

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друг друга 
друг про друга

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Instrumental

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друг другом 
друг с другом

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Prepositional

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друг о друге

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Examples:

Genitive:

Им не хватает друг друга.

They miss each other.

 

Они вдруг отстранились друг от друга .

They suddenly moved away from each other.

                 

Dative:

Они пишут письма друг другу.

They write letters to each other.

 

Их тянет друг к другу.

They gravitate to each other.

 

Accusative:

Они обожают друг друга.

They adore each other.

 

Они много знают друг про друга.

They know a lot about each other.

 

Instrumental:

Они гордятся друг другом.

They are proud of each other.

 

Они любят говорить друг с другом.

They like to talk with each other.

 

Prepositional:

Они говорят только друг о друге.

They only talk about each other.


Jun 27, 2012 7:02 AM
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