In Russian, I know there is a word similar to "Заткнись" but it is used for a group of people instead of just one person. What is it?

  • Dear Kэли , while this is not quite an answer to your question, you may find this info somewhat pertinent. The word "Заткнись" has a very offensive synonym "Завали ебало". This is not simply conversational or even rude; this is plainy offensive. You may use it only if it is in your plans to provoke a fight. – Michael_1812 Mar 20 '19 at 23:37


Similar examples:

  • Учи́сь - учи́тесь
  • Дери́сь - дери́тесь
  • Кати́сь - кати́тесь

I.e. -те- goes in between the ending (-и) and the posrfix (-сь).

When -сь is preceded by a consonant (including й), it becomes -ся:

  • Оста́нься - оста́ньтесь
  • (Не) бо́йся - (не) бо́йтесь
  • Отметься - отметьтесь

If you wish to use the same word in plural, you actually have two variants.Both are rude.

Заткнитесь! (imperative plural ) and А ну, заткнулись!(past plural used for imperative )

But there's still a great variety of synonyms, like замолкли/замолкните,заглохли, etc. My favourite one is Кончай базар!(used in a singular imperative, but addressed to a group)

  • Is it actually past? It could as well be subjunctive with "бы" dropped. – Joker_vD Mar 15 '19 at 18:00
  • Joker_vD , very formally you are correct: it looks like the past tense. In reality, it is an order -- and a pretty rude one. And yes, it is against the rules of grammar. – Michael_1812 Mar 18 '19 at 20:45

Welcome to Russian learners!

It is "Заткнитесь".

  • vicodin, Welcome to the Russian Language site! – Ivan Olshansky Mar 15 '19 at 13:44

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