Language Generator 2--Кому нужно что (Who Needs What)

In Russian we do not say “He needs a pencil.” we say “To him a pencil is needed.” To use this generator, pick a word from the first column to indicate who feels the need. Then pick a needed thing from the fourth column. Now pick the proper word from the second column following the instructions in the third column.

Who feels the need*“Is necessary”InstructionsWhat is needed

Кому́

To whom

на́доUse надо with verbs and verb phrases. Verb must be in infinitive. Add “было” for past tense, “будет” for future.

говори́ть

to speak

Мне

To me

ку́шать

to eat

Нам

To us

уйти

leave

Тебе́

To thee

ну́женUse нужен with masculine nouns. Add “был” for past tense, “будет” for future.

каранда́ш

a pencil

Вам

To you

блокно́т

a notepad

Ему́

To him

фотоаппара́т

a camera

Ей

To her

отве́т

an answer

Им

To them

ну́жнаUse нужна with feminine nouns. Add “была” for past tense, “будет” for future.

Би́блия

a Bible

Ива́ну

To John

по́мощь

help

А́нне

To Anna

ру́чка

a pen


наде́жда

hope


ну́жноUse нужно with neuter nouns. Add “было” for past tense, “будет” for future.

пальто́

an overcoat


я́блоко

an apple


много

a lot


ну́жныUse нужны with plural nouns. Add “были” for past tense, “будет” for future.

очки́

eyeglasses


носки́

socks


де́ньги

money

*You can add words to column one as long as you put them in the dative case. Add -у to masculine words. Change the -а or -я at the end of feminine words to -е. Details in Grammar 5--Case Charts.

Examples

Мне на́до говори́ть.I need to speak.
Ему ну́жна по́мочь.He needs help.
Ива́ну бу́дет каранда́ш.John needs a pencil.