17.1 Accusative Case of Adjectives (With Inanimate Nouns)

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17.1 Accusative Case of Adjectives (With Inanimate Nouns)

In this module, you will learn the accusative case endings of adjectives for all genders and for plural – when they are used with inanimate nouns. You will practice agreement between adjectives and inanimate nouns in the accusative case, as well as the question word яки́й.

Завдання 1

Read the dialog below and note that with inanimate nouns in the accusative case, only the feminine adjective form changes. The rest of the forms are identical to the nominative case. To review contexts in which Ukrainian uses accusative, see Module 5.1 and Module 8.2.

– Що ти лю́биш пи́ти?
– Вра́нці я за́вжди п’ю чо́рну ка́ву. Я та́кож ча́сто п’ю зеле́ний чай. Влі́тку я і́нколи п’ю холо́дне пи́во. А ще я люблю́ газо́вані напо́ї, але п’ю їх ду́же рі́дко.

Mark all adjectives in the accusative in the sentences below and then answer the questions that follow.


As the third sentence in the activity above illustrates, feminine adjectives change in the accusative case even when they modify exceptional feminine nouns ending in a consonant or a soft sign that don’t change in the accusative.  For example:

Я знайшла́ ціка́ву річ.
Ми ма́ли ду́же те́плу о́сінь.

Завдання 2

Listen to the following partial statements and choose the most appropriate phrase to complete it.

Завдання 3

Read the following descriptions and indicate whether they are пра́вда or непра́вда.

Завдання 4

Complete the brief interview about Ukrainian students’ eating habits using the appropriate adjectives from the bank.

Завдання 5

Caption the images below and then answer the questions that follow.


With inanimate nouns, only the feminine form of the question word яки́й changes in the accusative case. For example:

Яку́ ка́ву ти лю́биш?

Завдання 6

Listen to the following questions and choose the most appropriate response to each.

Завдання 7

Complete the conversation between two friends using appropriate words from the bank.

Мо́вний пазл

Look through the activities you have just completed and choose the correct statements below to summarize what you have learned.

А тепе́р тест!

Complete the conversation below by choosing the appropriate words from the bank.  In some cases you may need to change the form to fit the grammatical context.

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