Bootstrap Russian Grammar

Learn Russian Grammar step-by-step

Russian grammar - Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns

The Russian personal pronouns are: я (I), ты (you, singular), он (he), она (she), мы (we), вы (you, plural), они (they).

-- The pronoun used for the singular 'you' depends on formality. This is explained in the next topic.

Examples:
Он Сергей.
He is Sergei.
Она Ольга.
She is Olga.
Я русский.
I am Russian (male).

русский (masculine adjective) means 'Russian'.

Она русская.
She is Russian (female).

русская (feminine adjective) means 'Russian'.

Она здесь.
She is here.
Он там.
He is (over) there.
Они дома.
They are at home.
Вы дома.
You (plural) are at home.
Я учитель.
I am [a/the] teacher.

учитель means 'teacher'

The article could be [a] or [the] - inferred from the context.

Мы здесь.
We are here.
Она профессор.
She is [a/the] professor.

Note that despite both subject and object being nouns, if the subject is a ponoun we do not use a dash '' in the place of the verb 'to be'

The article could be [a] or [the] - inferred from the context.

Он водитель.
He is [a/the] driver.

Note that despite both subject and object being nouns, if the subject is a ponoun we do not use a dash '' in the place of the verb 'to be'

The article could be [a] or [the] - inferred from the context.