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What is the force of prefixes on perfective and imperfective verbs? Are all prefixed verbs perfective?

So you have the perfective and imperfective form of verbs, e.g. дарить и подарить. This is sometimes determined by the prefix, as shown above. But verbs can also have other prefixes which determine ...
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Иноглазый или Иноглазной

Есть слово иноязычный. Есть слово инопланетный. Есть слово иностранный и т.д. Если мне нужно соединить "глаз" и "ино", будет иноглазый или иноглазной? Лично мне как-то больше ...
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Is it correct to say, "Не врачам этого не понять"?

A former chief sanitary inspector of Russia, Mr. Onishchenko, recently said the following about the chief infection control doctor of the Stavropol region, Ms. Sannikova: Она долго работает ...
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Difference between "принести" and "привести"?

Adding the prefix при to вести (lead) and нести (carry / bring) seems to make the meanings basically the same. Is there a way to describe the difference between привести and принести? For example: ...
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What does "не" negate in "нечто" and "нехай"?

The prefix "не" is used to negate or reverse the meaning of the word: вежливый (polite) → невежливый (impolite) слабо (weakly) → неслабо (strongly) Following this logic, "нечто" ...
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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

Wiktionary defines the verb "понаехать" as follows: наехать, приехать во множестве, в большом числе This is obviously a single meaning, not a list of different meanings, because different ...
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Forming Words with Two Prefixes - по + приставка

Verb prefixes are a complex topic in the Russian language, something like phrasal verbs for those learning English. I have encountered a number of words recently with two prefixes and I was wondering ...
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The suffix -говорящий

I would like to convey a rather complex idea in Russian. Switzerland is a multilingual country where, among other languages, French and German are spoken. However, there are more german-speaking ...
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Взлететь vs Улететь

What's the difference between взлетать/взлететь and улетать/улететь? Is the first one especially for the take off of an airplane, whereas the latter one is especially for a bird flying away?
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объехать vs. объездить for the sense of traveling all over a place?

I'm familiar with how -ехать is used to form perfective motion verbs with directional prefixes: приехать, уехать, etc.; and how ездить can be used to form perfectives with non-directional prefixes: ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

возить/везти/носить/нести are all imperfective verbs meaning "to carry", возить/носить are abstract, везти/нести are concrete, возить/везти are by vehicle, and носить/нести are by foot. In this ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

Both this website and my grammar workbook state that the meaning of по- in the verbs пойти and поехать is to indicate the beginning (but not necessarily the completion) of an action. However, I ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ходить, but not идти?

Despite the fact that both ходить and ехать are imperfective verbs, the verbs formed by adding prefixes to ходить are imperfective, while those formed by adding prefixes to ехать are perfective. ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

I noticed recently that there are many verbs derived from ехать by adding prefixes, such as уехать or доехать, which are all perfective, and whose imperfective forms are created by add the prefix to ...
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Are there truly "empty" perfectivizing prefixes in Russian? (aspectual clusters versus aspectual pairs)

Foreign learners are often taught that Russian verbs always come in aspectual pairs, with the perfective verb formed from the imperfective verb either by changing the stem or adding a prefix. The two ...
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Why does оставлять/оставить mean to leave when it literally means 'to put around'?

According to my understanding the aforementioned verbs have two related meanings like the English word 'to leave'. a) to misplace. This makes sense somewhat because in order to misplace something you ...
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Повадно ли такое словотворчество?

Льзя ли применять слова без отрицательной приставки?
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меняться и изменяться

What is the difference in usage between меняться and изменяться to convey the idea of "change" or "vary"? For example, if someone is talking about a vector field along a curve (that's the context in ...
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Долетел VS. Прилетел

Прошлой зимой я поехал в Москву. Я долетел/прилетел на самолёте I am confused about which one to use долетел or прилетел my resources tell me that: прилететь совер. - 1) arrive (by air), fly in | ...
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Prefix «пред-» in «преднамеренно»

«Намеренно» translates into English as "intentionally". «Преднамеренно» basically has the same meaning, but it has prefix «пред-» which is confusing. It seems redundant. People say «с намерением» (as ...
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Добавление приставок к глаголам перемещения

Рассмотрим в качестве примера пару глаголов «везти — возить». Я встречал упоминания, что эти формы называются «Imperfective definite» и «Imperfective indefinite» соответственно (не знаю, насколько это ...
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Prefixes "вос-", "воз-", "вс-" and "вз-"

There are pairs of verbs with similar meaning and similar prefixes such as Восход солнца - Солнце взошло. - Побеги всходят. Он воззвал к милосердию. - Эти люди взывают к разуму, а не к чувствам. ...
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Verb roots: -дыхать/дохнуть

вдыхать / вдохнуть: inhale, breathe in (one direction, inwards). вздыхать / вздохнуть: one entire breath (in and out), to sigh, pine for smb (metaphorical use). выдыхать / выдохнуть: exhale, breathe ...
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Verb roots: -секать/сечь

I've been trying to master your verbs, especially verbs of motion and with prefixes (приставки). it's interesting to me how verbs with the same root but different приставки can have dramatically ...
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The meaning of verbs with prefix "раз-\рас-" and postfix "-ся"

Can the following words be used in any context? I even doubt that some of them exist, but I cannot think of any reason why they shouldn't: разработаться расчитаться (from читать) раздуматься ...
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Why do "наддать" and "поддать" have the same meaning?

There are examples like наддать пару and поддать пару (not my favorite Russian words, but still they both exist). They have the same meaning, at least that is what gramota.ru suggests: наддать, ...
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Why is there no з- prefix in Russian?

All the other prefixes ending in с I can think of off the top of my head have a counterpart ending with з. бес-/без- ис-/из- вос-/воз- The version with с is used before voiceless consonants, and the ...
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