There is a typical construction that I do not know specially when concerning about movements, in which we use the preposition y instead of the subject?

  • Do you really mean русския as the second word?
    – KCd
    Mar 6, 2017 at 5:47
  • There is no movement in your example.
    – Abakan
    Mar 6, 2017 at 13:10
  • Sorry kcd o wrongly wrote i Will edit that thank you
    – Yassin Rk
    Mar 6, 2017 at 20:01
  • "после русского языка я буду в лекцию химия" - this is totally wrong and ungrammatical, two errors in prepositions and two wrong cases. "I will into a lecture chemistry"
    – Anixx
    Mar 9, 2017 at 10:51
  • Are you sure. Because the is not a construction of mine, I just saw it in my material and I really trust it, but if you explain I would pay attention
    – Yassin Rk
    Mar 15, 2017 at 21:22

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Russian prepositions can express either motion/tramsition, or state (both evidential and non-evidential).

The stumbling block is usually how to distinguish between a motion (or transition) and a state.

As prepositions, both на and в can be used to express either 'a translative/motional or 'an existential' state.

The difference is expressed by a case ending (and a case).

Locative (AKA 'Prepositional') is normally used with 'existential' state, while Accusative suggests motion or transition. Cf:

Я на химии (existential, Feminine Locative, non-evidential).

Я на химию (motion, Feminine Accusative, non-evidential).

Suppose there is a room called 'химия' between pals of a chemistry lab. A guy willing to express his literal acts or states would use phrases like:

Я в "химию" (motion, Feminine Accusative, evidential)

Я в "химии" (existential, Feminine Locative, evidential)

In Russian, a possessive structure (e.g. phrases like 'I have', 'I own', etc.) is always a structure of state. Hence, it is possible to say

После русского языка я (буду) на лекции / на химии

После русского языка у меня будет химия

После русского языка я - на химию

but not * После русского языка я буду в лекцию химия.


The phrase у меня есть means possession = я имею (I have). Your sentence contains this phrase in the future tense у меня будет (I will have, I am having). The sentence should be:

После русского языка у меня будет химия (лекция по химии).

You can use another verb to describe your action.

После (урока) русского языка я пойду на лекцию по химии.

("Я буду на лекции" is understandable too, but sounds a bit clumsy.)

  • "я буду на лекции" only seems valid in a context like "с двух то трех я буду на лекции, не звони мне в это время", or something like that
    – Alissa
    Mar 6, 2017 at 17:38

The following article explains your subject rather well:


Your example, in particular, has a direct English analogy: I have Chemistry after Russian sounds quite regular.

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