Spelling of the Prefix “без-бес”

May 24, 2018 | Tags: Russian prefixes spelling

Did you know that the Russian prefix без (бес) is used with the consonant з before vowels and voiced consonants (б, в, г, д, ж, з, л, м, н, р), and with the consonant c before voiceless consonants (п, ф, к, т, ш, с, ч, щ, ц, х)? The same happens to all the prefixes that end in з or с, раз (рас)-, из- (ис-), воз- (вос-), вз- (вс-), низ- (нис-), чрез- (чрес-).

For example,

Бесполезный: Useless
Безнадёжный: Hopeless.

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