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  • Writer's pictureOlga Jarrell

Pictures in Russian Could Be Different

Updated: Jan 12, 2020

The English word PICTURE could have four Russian counterparts:

⏺ рисунок = picture, drawing, illustration

⏺ картина = picture, painting

⏺ картинка = picture, image

⏺ фотография = picture, photo

In order to say “in the picture”, use the preposition НА and the prepositional case.

на фотографии

на картинке

на рисунке

Use these nouns in the accusative case with the transitive verbs:

рисовать /нарисовать картину, картинку, рисунок = to paint, draw

делать /сделать фотографию = to take a picture

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