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Masculine nouns with feminine endings
Are there many masculine nouns with feminine endings?
Not many, but there are some masculine nouns that are used a lot:
 
мужчина, папа, дедушка
 
 Almost all of Russian male names have feminine endings in their short version:
 
Александр - Саша
Михаил -      Миша
Григорий -   Гриша
Николай -    Коля
 
 How are masculine nouns with feminine endings declined?
They are declined like feminine nouns according to their endings.
 
В комнате нет папы (Genitive) = Dad is not is not in the room.
Женщина разговаривает с мужчиной (Instrumental) = A woman is talking with a man.
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