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чувак  [choo-VAK] (masculine noun) – dude, man, guy

А кто этот чувак? Ты его раньше здесь видел? = Who is that guy? Have you seen him here before?

У тебя что, чувак, совсем крыша поехала? =  Dude, are you nuts?

The prepositional case: nouns


The prepositional case is probably the easiest of all the cases. We mainly use it to say where something is situated (after prepositions "в" and "на") . There're also some other usages that I'm not going to cover in this lesson.

Look at the examples:

Я живу в Москве. = I live in Moscow.

Мы работаем в школе. = We work at school.

Папа на балконе. = Dad is on the balcony.

Сергей работает в банке. = Sergey works at a bank.


"В Москве", "в школе", "на балконе", "в банке" are examples of the prepositional case.

As you can see, forming the prepositional case is really easy. The ending is always "e", no matter if the noun is masculine, feminine or neuter. If the noun is masculine, we just add "e", and if it's feminine or neuter we replace the last vowel with "e". As usual, there're some exceptions, but the rule works for most nouns.

However, if a feminine noun ends in "ия", the ending in the prepositional case is "ии":

Италия (Italy) - в Италии (in Italy)

Германия (Germany) - в Германии (in Germany)

Великобритания (Great Britain) - в Великобритании (in Great Britain)




This exercise will help you practise the prepositional case but also review verb conjugation and the accusative case.