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Unit 8: “В магазине”


Learn vocabulary with these picture dictionaries for men’s clothing and women’s clothing.

Learn helpful words and phrases for shopping with these videos: Video 1, Video 2.

Learn all the different store names in Russian.

Use these interactive flashcards to learn and practice the Unit Vocabulary. Use all the different modes (Flashcards, Match, Gravity, Text, etc.) both to memorize the words and to test yourself.


Review the rules for the formation and usage of the Dative case.

Practice the Dative case of nouns, of pronouns, and adjectives.

Practice using the Dative case for Indirect Objects (Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4 ), telling age (Exercise 5, Exercise 6), and impersonal constructions (Exercise 7).

Make sure to learn how to use Dative case with «Нравиться»: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3.

Practice to form the Dative case of adjectives: Exercise 1 , Exercise 2.

Review the words for Expressing Necessity and Possibility (that also require the Dative case).


Take a look at the prices at the Russian grocery store and check out what is on sale today at the О’КЕЙ supermarket.

Find out the current exchange rate for the Ruble against various other currencies.

Listen to the Russian Happy Birthday song – «Пусть бегут неуклюже».

Watch this cartoon «Просто так» about the virtue of giving gifts.

Check out this online Russian bookstore. There is a button to change the language to English at the top left. You can actually order something here: they deliver throughout the USA.


Listen to these songs featuring the Dative case:

Корни – «Хочешь, я тебе спою (Я подарю тебе стихи)»

ВИА Веселые ребята – «Розовые розы»

Виктор Цой – «Нам с тобой»

Челси – «Я к тебе не подойду»

Library Resources (on reserve for 1st and 2nd year Russian)

Dative Case: A Short Reference Grammar pages 88-93; Russian in Exercises pages 100-109 (rules and exercises with answers); Grammar in Illustrations pages 58-63.

The verb НРАВИТЬСЯ with the Dative Case: Russian in Exercises pages 109-110 (rules and exercises with answers).

Dative for Denoting Age: Russian in Exercises pages 110-112 (rules and exercises with answers).

Dative and Impersonal Constructions: Russian in Exercises pages 112-114 (rules and exercises with answers); Grammar in Illustrations pages 61.

Motion Verbs ПОЙТИand ПОЕХАТЬ: Russian in Exercises pages 166-167, 170-172, and 180-181 (rules and exercises with answers); Grammar in Illustrations page 258.

Shopping in Russia: The Russian’s World pages 207-222.