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LESSON CONTENT:

WORDS:
поздравлять (to congratulate)
преследовать (to chase)
накормить (to feed)
отшлёпать (to slap)
люди (people)


RULES FOR CHANGING NOMINATIVE PLURAL TO ACCUSATIVE PLURAL:
  1. For animate feminine nouns ending with ы in the nominative plural form such as женщины, simply drop the ы to get женщин.
  2. For animated feminine nouns ending in "ки" in the nominative plural, if the letter "k" is preceded by a hushing consonant such as (ч,ш,щ,ж) then ки changes to ек.
  3. If no hushing consonant precedes "ки" then the change is to "ok" as in блондинки (which is the nominative plural for blondes) which changes to блондинок for the accusative plural.
  4. For animate masculine nouns ending with "ки" such as мальчики, drop the "и" and add "ов" to get мальчиков.
  5. For plural nominative nouns that end with и preceded by one of these letters (д, дь, ч, ж, ш, щ), drop the и and change to ей. For instance: лебеди - лебедей (swan), медведи - медведей (bear), моржи - моржей (walrus), and люди - людей (people).
  6. Inanimate feminine, masculine, and neuter nouns stay the same for nominative plural and accusative plural. For instance, города is still города, письма is still письма, рожи is still рожи, and руки is still руки.

PHRASES:
Он поздравил женщин.
(He congratulated the women.)

Собака преследовала девушек.
(The dog chased the girls.)

Она накормила кошек.
(She fed the cats.)

Девочки отшлёпали мальчиков.
(The girls slapped the boys.)

Он сфотографировал этих людей.
(He photographed the people.)