Russian Suffix ость (есть)

March 26, 2019 | Tags: Russian suffixes

Did you know that the Russian suffix ость (есть) is used to form nouns denoting personality, qualities or characteristics?

For example,

бедный – бедность (poor-poverty)

смелый – смелость (brave-courage)

свежий – свежесть (fresh-freshness), etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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