Russian Genitive words

This article serves as additional information about Genitive case. For students who already know the basic level of Genitive case from our previous articles, we have prepared the following list of words after which we have to use Genitive case form:

Prepositions after which you should use nouns in genitive case


Russian English
Без without
Для for
До to, until, up to
Из from, of, out of
Из-за from behind, because of
Из-под from under, from near
Кроме except, but
На on, onto
от belonging to, of
С with
У by, at
Oколо near, nearby
Вокруг around, about
Недалеко от not far from
Позади behind
Напротив opposite, to the contrary
Посреди amid, in the middle, among
Мимо past, by
Вдоль along, lengthwise

Verbs after which you should use nouns in genitive case


Russian English
Просить to ask
Хотеть to want
Требовать to demand
Искать to search, look for
Ждать to wait
Достигать to reach, to arrive, to achieve, to attain
Желать to wish, to desire
Бояться to be afraid of

Words after which you should use nouns in genitive case


Russian English
Нет there is not (no) (present tense)
Не было there was (were) not (past tense)
Не будет there will not be (future tense)

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