Secondary Imperfectivization of Russian Verbs

February 3, 2019 | Tags: Russian verbs

Dear Russian learners! We have a guest post today about secondary imperfectivization of Russian verbs!

Secondary imperfectivization is the process when a perfective verb becomes imperfective again is called ‘secondary imperfectivization’. Usually, a suffix is added (often ‘ыва/ива’) to the verb and it acquires the meaning of ‘repetitive or habitual completing of an action. This guest post was created by Russian.Word on Instagram. Welcome!