Russian verbs

Learn about the Russian verbs with our series of Russian tips covering important and intersting aspects of the Russian grammar and vocabulary.

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23
Sep
2019

Use of давай and давайте

Did you know that the words давай and давайте can be used with a perfective verb in 2nd person plural (meaning a finished action) or with an imperfective infinitive (meaning… Learn more
13
Aug
2019

Russian Verbs Used with the Preposition к

Did you know that some Russian verbs are always used with the preposition к and the Dative case? The most common are готовиться-подготовиться (to prepare for), привыкать-привыкнуть (to get used… Learn more
05
Aug
2019

Russian Verbs желать and добиваться

Did you know that the Russian verbs желать-пожелать (to wish) and добиваться-добиться (to try to achieve - to achieve) are always used with the Genitive case? Я желаю тебе счастья… Learn more
22
Jul
2019

Russian Impersonal Sentences

Did you know that there are some verbs, normally used in Russian impersonal sentences? These verbs are бывать (to be, to happen), случаться-случиться (to happen), получаться-получиться (to come out, to… Learn more
09
Jul
2019

Reflexive and Nonreflexive Russian Verbs

Did you know that some Russian verbs can be reflexive in imperfective aspect and nonreflexive in perfective aspect? These verbs are становиться-стать (to become), садиться-сесть (to sit down), ложиться-лечь (to… 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

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