Russian prefixes

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02
Oct
2019

Meanings of the Prefix под with Verbs

Did you know that the Russian prefix под has many different meanings used with verbs? In an upward direction:  Ты подбросила мяч: You threw up a ball. Adding something:  Катя подлила… Learn more
22
Apr
2019

Russian Prefix про

Did you know that the Russian prefix про can also mean an erroneous action? For example, Я проехал свою остановку. I missed my stop. Я прослушал объяснение преподавателя. I missed the teacher's… Learn more
22
Mar
2019

Russian Prefix пред

Did you know that the Russian prefix пред means "an action which precedes another action"? For example, Предсказать: to predict Предвидеть: to foresee Предугадать: to foretell Предупреждать-предупредить: to warn     Learn more
21
Jul
2018

Russian Verb Prefix при

Did you know that the Russian prefix при has two main meanings? Addition, closeness Прибавлять-прибавить: to add Пристёгивать-пристегнуть: to fasten Приделывать-приделать: to attach 2. Doing something not till the end,… Learn more
03
Jul
2018

Meanings of the Prefix пере

Did you know that some Russian prefixes have many meanings? For example, the prefix пере has 3 main meanings: Too much: переварить (overcook), пережарить (overfry). Again: перечитать (read again), пересмотреть… Learn more
25
Mar
2018

Russian Verb Prefixes

Did you know that a prefix can change completely the meaning of a verb? Some verbs have many prefixes. Let us take the verb "думать": (more…) Learn more

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