What's the difference between "я русский" and "я русская"?

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Я русский would be spoken by a male, whereas Я русская would be spoken by a female. And to complete the picture, Мы русские would be spoken by two or more people.

  • In detail, the adjective "русский" is here being applied to the pronoun "я". When adjectives are applied to a (pro)noun in Russian, they get a different ending depending on the noun's gender (and case, and number). See here.
    – Jack M
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 19:20

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