Немно́го о языке́ 6.8 Что нам на́до купи́ть?

На́до With the Dative Case

You are already familiar with the modal word на́до = it is necessary, needed.  In this section, you see that it can be combined with dative case nouns and pronouns to specify “who needs” to do something.

Упражне́ние 1

Listen to the following sentences and select the English pronoun that corresponds to the person who needs to engage in the activity named.

1. I He She We
2. I We You They
3. You He She They
4. I You He She
5. He She We They
6. I You We They
7. She We You They

Food Words

As you learn the words for food, be careful to note that some Russian words for fruits and vegetables will be used differently than in English.  For example, the English words potato, carrot, beet, onion, grape, etc. can be either singular or plural.  The following Russian food words behave like mass nouns, and so they are used in the singular only.