Russian gerunds

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Verbs that Form Many Gerunds

Did you know that some Russian verbs can form many gerunds, which are synonyms? For example, many verbs that end in -нуть - высохнуть (высохнув, высохши), to dry; запереть (заперев, заперши),… Learn more

Russian Verbs That Don’t Form Gerunds

Did you know that some Russian imperfective verbs don't form gerunds? The verbs that end in -чь (лечь, мочь, etc.), the verbs with the suffix -ну (сохнуть, мокнуть, etc.), the… Learn more

Russian Gerunds never change

Did you know that Russian gerunds never change? They have no gender, number of case, they can only be imperfective or perfective. Рисуя: drawing, an imperfectice gerund. Нарисовав: having drawn,… Learn more

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