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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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accusative versus prepositional

I want to make sure if that is an exception or rather a rule: between: в следующую весну and в следующем году I see that we shifted from the use of the accusative to the prepositional case. How ...
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case of поездки in expression в всей поездки

In expression в всей поездки I think всей is in the prepositional case. But what case is поездки?