As a Russian student, I've learnt that Russian verbs, like in other languages, "govern" certain cases.

For example: Читать —> что? (Accusative or Винительный падеж).

After a little search, I found the verb управлять, and the noun would be управление. Would this be the correct term to refer to this part of speech?

Furthermore, how would I go asking this in Russian?

What's the "управление" for this verb?

  • Управл_е_ние would be correct.
    – Quassnoi
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:01
  • @Quassnoi Ah ops! Typo. :)
    – Alenanno
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:02
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    Управление is a "function" or property of verb, not a part of speech.
    – kirilloid
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:15
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    Yep, I just found that, when googled "управление" w/o specifying language.
    – kirilloid
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:26
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    @hippietrail Yeah, I fixed it.
    – Alenanno
    Jun 19, 2012 at 7:35

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Yes, управление is the correct term.

The question would translate as Каково управление этого глагола?

  • Can you answer the other part too? If you want to include additional info that could improve the quality of this question, it would be fantastic. :D
    – Alenanno
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:03
  • @Alenanno: which part? Yes, управление is a correct term for putting an object into a certain case.
    – Quassnoi
    Jun 18, 2012 at 21:05
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    @Alenanno: I should warn you, however, that AFAIK this term is not included in the school curriculum. So, an average native speaker might have no idea what you're asking. You could ask, like, Какой падеж после себя требует этот глагол? or something similar. Jun 18, 2012 at 21:18
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    @Alenanno: I know the term very well, but I am pretty sure we didn't cover it in school. Of course the notion of transitiveness (переходность) of verbs is covered as a grammatical category, but the required case is obvious for native speakers. Incidentally, a lot of German native speakers I spoke to didn't know what Rektion was, which is exactly the same thing Jun 18, 2012 at 21:23
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    @texnic I was actually waiting to see if someone else wanted to post other answers. By the way, don't worry, I'm not new to the SE sites. :P
    – Alenanno
    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:20

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