чей

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From Proto-Slavic *čьjь.

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чей (čej)

  1. (interrogative) whose
    Чей э́тот дом?Čej étot dom?Whose house is this?
    Чья э́та кни́га?Čʹja éta kníga?Whose book is this?
    Чьи э́ти де́ньги?Čʹi éti dénʹgi?Whose money is this?
    Чьё э́то пальто́?Čʹjó éto palʹtó?Whose overcoat is this?
    Э́то чьё? Я зна́ю, чьё э́то.Éto čʹjó? Ja znáju, čʹjó éto.Whose is this? I know whose it is.
    Чью кни́гу вы взя́ли?Čʹju knígu vy vzjáli?Whose book did you take?
    С чьей бума́гой он идёт?S čʹjej bumágoj on idjót?Whose paper is he going with?
  2. (relative) whose
    Студе́нта, чью кни́гу вы нашли́, ещё нет до́ма.
    Studénta, čʹju knígu vy našlí, ješčó net dóma.
    The student whose book you found is not home yet.

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