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Purpose of «по-» as prefix

The way I saw it, «шутил» was potentially the past tense of «шутить». So, what's the reason for saying «пошутил»? Is it just to make the verb perfective? If so, does that apply to all verbs? All I ...
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Questions about "бежать" and "побежать"

I know that the difference between бегать and побегать is that бегать is imperfective while побегать is perfective. However, my dictionary says that бежать is a facultative verb (i.e. it has both an ...
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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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Aspects of motion verbs with prefix "по-"

The first paragraph is from the website Learnrussian.rt and says that the prefix "по" with a multidirectional verb still gives an imperfective, whereas the second paragraph, from the ...
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Difference between поиграть and сыграть

What is the difference between «поиграть» and «сыграть»? They both are perfective forms of «играть» (to play, to perform). When should each one be used? Are they interchangeable?
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