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    Ждать

    I have translated ждать so many times and each time it seems as if the object I translate is always in the wrong case.

    I have always thought that ждать was followed by the genitive case, but frequently I have seen the accusative also.

    How does one when to use either case?

    Please help me with this; this is very essential to the language!!!

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    It takes the accusative or genitive.
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    I think genetive is not used with proper names, for example Я жду Лены or Я жду Васи would sound unusual to me, I'm not sure but I think it even refers to all animated nouns. I don't know if there's a strict rule about it though.
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    I always hear like Я жду ответ. I dont think thats a proper name now is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I always hear like Я жду ответ. I dont think thats a proper name now is it?
    Sure it is not. That's why both cases are more or less equal here. Though my personal preference would be "жду ответа".
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