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Genitive cases ending with -у(in this case, masculine, singular)? [duplicate]

As far as I know, my Russian teacher never taught me why such things happen... And I've encountered so many cases other than these examples bearing same problems. Can somebody explain when and why ...
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Чаю vs. чая: what ending is correct?

Is чаю or чая more correct in the sentences Я бы не отказался от чашки ча* and Можно мне ещё ча*? and what's the grammatical explanation?
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Миш, Кать, Ань, пап, мам — what is it in an address?

When I am addressing someone and say: Кать, приходи в гости в воскресенье is Кать just a spoken reduction of Катя, or is it a separate grammatical form?
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Difference between “где” and “куда”?

I believe, где is where? and куда is like, to where? or something like that I am not sure D:
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Are “домой” and “дома” interchangeable and if not, what's the difference?

During a Duolingo Russian lesson the other day, I translated the following: "My place is at home," with "Моё место домой," but the answer given was: "Моё место дома." A Google search seems to ...
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Does “case” equal “declension”? 6 declensions for 16 cases?

I am somehow bemused by the sixteen cases of the Russian. On the other hand, I thought that there were only six kinds of declension. Perhaps these two facts are not contradictory, but the problem is ...
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“нет грамм” vs. “нет граммов”: a new case or two different words with separate paradigms?

The question comes from the discussion here and is a little bit geeky =) It was suggested that there may be a new case in Russian: Счетный (Numerative). As an instance of this case, Anixx gave the ...
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Why do some nouns take the genitive case instead of the accusative?

I recently came upon the sentence: Мы хотим мира. We want peace. The first thing that went through my head was, This must be one of those animate masculine nouns that declines for the accusative ...
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Мужчина, который хочет надёжных отношений

A quote from a native speaker of Russian: Мужчина, который хочет надёжных отношений и семью. Question: Why did they use the genitive case in "надёжных отношений"? As a side note, regarding "семью"...
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What's the correct way хочу пиво vs хочу пива

What's the correct ending in this situation? я хочу пиво vs я хочу пива О or А? I think it should be А because it's genitive.
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Partitive Genitive

I've read a bit about the partitive genitive in Russian, used in expressions such as "кусок сахару", "чашка чаю". However, the sources I use usually label this declension as facultative, mainly ...
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Dative case in subjects and titles

Why is dative case used in the following for example: месяцы в году игры на снегу There is no sentence, so how can there be an indirect object..
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Are “из лесу” and “из леса” completely interchangeable?

There is a phrase из лесу, meaning "from the forest". Also, you may say "из леса", which seems to me much more sensible. But I'm wondering if лесу really is some realisation of the genitive case, ...
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What old rare case or rule is used in the sentence “выдвигаться в президенты”?

I've asked a friend of mine, which is Russian, why they were saying on the news выдвигаться в президенты instead of выдвигаться в президентов, and he told me it is an exception, of an old case that he ...

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