Tag Archives: verbs with prefixes

Russian Verbs Related To Ставить Posted by on Aug 21, 2017


As our returning readers know, learning Russian verbs is easier and more fun when you can meet an entire verb “family.” We are continuing our popular series on Russian verbs with the same root by looking at verbs with the -став- root. Ставить At its most basic, ставить (imperf.)/поставить (perf.) means to put. Note that…

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Russian Verbs With Prefixes: -явить Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

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Our previous posts about verbs with prefixes were met with enthusiasm, so this time, let us look a group of important verbs with the root -яв-. The general meaning of this root is “to be or to make evident.” Являться One of the most frequent verbs from this group is являться, which is a formal…

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Russian Verbs With Prefixes: Держать Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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Remember that time we covered verbs with prefixes on this blog? Let’s combine various prefixes with the popular verb держать, to hold, to form new words. I can only list several of the many verbs, so feel free to add in the comments! The base verb is держать, which normally means to hold something. Мама держит…

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Verbs with Prefixes: Вернуть Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

It appears that our “verbs with prefixes” series has turned out to be a surprise hit, so let us do another installment! This time, we are looking at the verb верну́ть (to return). As always, these are just some of the meanings. The imperfective counterpart to вернуть is возвраща́ть. Нали́чных в кошельке́ бы́ло мно́го, но их…

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Verbs with Prefixes: Писать Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

It appears that our verbs with prefixes series has been successful. In this series, we take a common Russian verb and discuss its derivatives formed by adding a prefix to the original verb. Be sure to check out previous posts in this series: брать and играть. This time, we will look at a verb…

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Expand Your Vocabulary: Verbs With Prefixes – Играть Posted by on Aug 27, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at combining prefixes and verb roots to expand your Russian vocabulary. One of the verbs that I was asked to cover was игра́ть. This is an excellent suggestion for a versatile and useful verb to have in your arsenal. The primary meaning of играть is, as you…

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Expand Your Vocabulary: Verbs With Prefixes – Брать Posted by on Aug 13, 2015

One way to learn more verbs in Russian is to take a common verb you already know and look up its derivatives with the most common Russian prefixes. Here are some of the most widespread Russian verbal prefixes. These are only some of the meanings, and they do not cover everything. However, you can…

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