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Going Negative with Accusative and Genitive Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

 How about this phrase Не вижу смысла (It doesn’t make sense to me). The verb видеть is transitive, so according to the rule the noun смысл must be in accusative. Yet смысла is not accusative, but genitive case (check out the complete declension table). Besides, if I were to say Я вижу смысл в чём-то (Something…

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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Back in August Rob did a post about Russian анекдоты (jokes). One of the jokes went like this: – «Ну, и чем вчера закончилась твоя ссора с женой?» – «О, она приползла ко мне на коленях…» – «И чего сказала?» – «Вылезай из-под кровати, подлый трус!» – “So, how did your argument yesterday with…

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