Accusative case

Why do we use this case here? And this verb? What rule should I use here?
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Accusative case

Postby Meyon » Jun 7th, 15, 11:46

привет, I don't understand the following in Lesson 3 of Cases:
Они читали книги.
Они знают актрис.
These are both plural feminine nouns, right. Why isn't the first one книг?
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Re: Accusative case

Postby Meyon » Jun 7th, 15, 11:49

OK I just got it. Animate vs inanimate. How in the world will I remember all this??

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Re: Accusative case

Postby LoveMyRussia » Jun 9th, 15, 17:04

Reading a lot in Russian will certainly help ;)
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Re: Accusative case

Postby ianshaw » Jun 14th, 15, 17:10

In your lesson 1 you've explained the accusative case for inanimate subjects. Should be the same as the nominative.
However, in Dialog 3 you said; Это очень красивое пальто. Я куплю его.

But его is genitive and the coat пальто is not living, yet the accusative of non-living things
is supposed to be the same as the nominative (in this case of a neutral noun).
So why was the genitive used for the accusative to express that the person wants to buy "it" (the object)?


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