Russian prepositions

Here’s a summary of Russian prepositions, sorted by the case that follows them.

Nominative

вin (in a group)
заfor (in questions)

Accusative

в (во)in, into, to (when movement is involved)
заbehind, beyond (when movement into a position is involved)
наon, on to (when movement is involved)
оagainst (in contact with)
поup to (a certain point in space or time)
подunder (when movement into a position is involved)
проabout, concerning
capproximately, about (denotes measurement)
сквозьthrough
черезacross, through, over

Genitive

безwithout
ввидуin view of
вдольalong
вместоinstead of
внеoutside
внутриinside (position)
внутрьinside (movement)
возлеnear
впередиin front of
вследствиеbecause of
вокругround
дляfor
доuntil, up to, before
изout of
из-заout from behind, because of (in a negative sense)
из-подout from under
кромеbesides, except
междуbetween (more often with instrumental)
мимоpast
напротивopposite
насчетabout, as regards
околоat the side of, near, around
от (ото)from, away from
относительноconcerning
помимоbesides, apart from
послеafter
посредиin the middle of
посредствомby means of
подлеalongside of
позадиbehind
противagainst
путёмby means of
радиfor the sake of
с (со)from, since, off
сверхon top of, over and above
свышеover, more than
средиamong
уnear, at, at the house of (like chez in French)

Dative

благодаряthanks to, because of (in a positive sense)
вопрекиdespite
к (ко)towards, up to
поalong, round, by means (communication), on (days)

Instrumental

заbehind, beyond
междуbetween
над (надо)over, above
перед (передо)in front of, before
под (подо)under, below
с (со)with

Prepositional

в (во)in, at (location); in time expressions
наon, in, at (location)
о (об)about, concerning
поafter, following
приat the time of, in the presence of, while

We recommend

We recommend browsing rusandsov.com for a great selection of Russian and Soviet themed clothing and prints. Shipping is worldwide and the product quality is excellent! Also, you get 10% with code “russianenthusiast” 🙂

Two Languages at the Same Time Men's T-shirt_rusandsov Lengiz Books on All Branches of Knowledge Mug_rusandsov.com

About Russian Enthusiast

Russian Enthusiast is created and managed by Richard Wess.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This