Russian Nouns Ending in the Soft Sign

Did you know that Russian nouns that end in the soft sign (ь) can be both feminine and masculine? You have in check it up in the dictionary. For example, the nouns дверь, лошадь and тетрадь are feminine and the nouns портфель, руль and олень are masculine.

Their declination is also different.

N. дверь
G. двери
D. двери
A. дверь
I. дверью
P. (о) двери

N. руль
G. руля
D. рулю
A. руль
I. рулём (оленем)
P. (о) руле

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