Russian Vocabulary: Genders of Nouns

Read the poem and you’ll surely not forget the genders of the nouns there. This is a fun way to remember the genders of nouns 🙂

Play the audio below to listen to the Russian version:

Vocabulary Extension Trough Genders of Noun

Похоже, здесь баланс

  It looks like it’s a balance here

 Дружба – она.

Friendship is she.
Но и вражда – она.

But hostility is also she.

Война – она,

War is she,
а вот мир – это он.

         but peace is he.

 И дом – он.

  And a house is he.

Но семья в доме – она.

But family in the house is she.

Идея – она, мысль – она.

Idea is she, thought is she.

Тогда как мозг – он,

While brain is he,

как и интеллект.

likewise intellect.

Справедливость – она.

Justice is she.

Свобода – она.

  Freedom is she.

Бюрократия, преступность, коррупция – она, она, она.                    

  Bureaucracy, delinquency, corruption – she, she, she

Обман, подлог, шантаж, и, в целом, криминал  – всё он.

Fraud, forgery, blackmail like crime in general is he.

Ад – он,

Hell is he,

как, впрочем, и рай.

like paradise though.

Чего здесь больше, и не разобрать.

Of which (of them) there’s more, no chance to define.

 Ниже посмотрим: яма – она,

  Let’s look below that: a pit is she
но провал – это он.

but a caldron is he.

Выше: вера, надежда, любовь  – всё она.

   Above: belief, hope, love – all that is she.

Душа – она;

   Soul is she,

однако, дух – он.

although spirit is he.

Бог – отец,

   God is father

вселенная – мать.

The universe – mother

И в среднем роде веса не меньше:

And there’s not less weight in the gender of neuter:

земли лёгкое  – дерево,

the lung of the earth – a tree is it

взгляд в мир – окно,

  an eye (view) into the world – a window,

равенство, братство,

equality, brotherhood,

дыхание, море, небо, солнце – оно.

earth, sea, sky, the sun – are it.

Похоже, выжить есть шанс,

It looks like there is some chance to survive,
поскольку в словах, в языке

As in the words, in the language

проявилась она – мудрость, гармония;

is exhibited she – wisdom, harmony
оно – равновесие;

it – equal weight,

он – очевидный баланс.

he – obvious balance.
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