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Appendix:Slovak declension pattern hrdina

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Declension pattern hrdina

pattern hrdina m, noun
hrdin stem



This pattern is typically used by masculine nouns that end with -a or -o and are animate, that is those that describe a person.

Words ending with -o usually have the genitive and accusative ending of -a, thus dedo becomes deda. Only Slovak family names keep the genitive and accusative -u, e.g., VančoVanču. Some of the Slovak family names can take either genitive and accusative endings, e.g., Krasko can become either Krasku or Kraska. Foreign family names use the geinitive and accusative -a, e.g., ŠevčenkoŠevčenka (a Russian family name), or PicassoPicassa.

The vocative singular is usually the same as nominative singular in modern usage, but can end with -o in poetic usage, e.g. hrdino.

Other masculine patterns

The other pattern for animate masculine nouns is chlap. The two patterns for non-animate masculine nouns are dub and stroj.