Russian Genitive Case Ending in -у

April 12, 2018 | Tags: Russian Genitive case

Did you know that some masculine nouns in Genitive singular can end in у instead of а? These nouns are normally uncountable. This phenomenon is also known as Partitive case.

The Genitive case ending in у is more common in colloquial speech.

For example,

Я хочу немного винограду. I want some grapes.

Ты будешь чаю? Would you like some tea?

Он съел тарелку супу. He ate a plate of soup.

 

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