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How the grammar works: how different forms of the same word can be used, what they mean, how they are composed into phrases or sentences. Use this tag with or without a more precise one (check out "mo…
All questions about translation of words, phrases, idioms or collocations from English to Russian. Read the FAQ section about translations; questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior…
Covers questions about the usage of a particular word or phrase in different situations and contexts.
Questions about the meaning of words or phrases that you couldn't find in a dictionary.
Questions about the difference in meaning or usage between two or more words.
Covers questions about different cases. Case is a morphological category of nouns and adjectives that signals their relation to other words in a sentence.
Questions about verbs, both finite and non-finite forms such as infinitives, gerunds, participles. The tag covers formation, derivation, functions, usage and meaning of verbs.
Questions about the meaning, the origin, and the usage of multi-word expressions with more or less idiomatic or metaphorical meaning.
Questions about the pronunciation of words, as they are uttered by both native and non-native speakers.
Topics related to finding a word or a phrase that fits a meaning. Describe the intended meaning, connotation, and/or context in as much detail as you can.
Sets of words or words with specialized meanings that have to be learned.
Now covers questions about the usage of the Russian language in other countries.
referring to the way the symbols in a sentence indicate the structure and organization of written language, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.
Questions about adjectives, their short and full forms, derivation, spelling, meaning and usage.
Questions about the declension of nouns ans well as adjectives, numerals and participles, for example, "What ending should I use for this noun?" or "What form of adjective should be used in the contex…
Questions about parts of speech that may introduce verb complements and adverbial modifiers, for example, "на" in "я полагаюсь на тебя", or "в" in "я гуляю в лесу".
Questions about the spelling of words. The spelling is the process of writing or naming the letters of a word.
Questions on the history of the Russian language, its origin and changes it underwent through the centuries.
Questions concerning nouns, their form, spelling, functions, derivation, meaning and so on.
Covers questions about numerals. Numerals are a class of words (a part of speech) that denote quantity or number like "три" or "трое". Words that denote order ("первый", "второй", "третий" и т.д.) beh…
Questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.
Questions about special language used by a particular group as well as about an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed of invented words, changed words, and exaggerated or humorous figures of speech…
Questions about group of words used together to express a single idea and/or having a single meaning.
The study of the structure and formation of words and their component parts, "morphemes".
Questions regarding the meaning, usage, formation and translation of aspectual forms of Russian verbs.
Questions related to the correct name selection as well as about name spelling.
The correct way of spelling a word according to the standard in a given language.
Questions about transliteration, or converting a text from one writing system to another without translation. Example: "Надя" - "Nadya", "провокация" - "provokatsiya".
a part of speech that modifies verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Examples: "очень" (very), "быстро" (fast), "нарочно" (on purpose), "бегом" (running).
For questions about grammatical gender of Russian nouns or general questions about gendered words in Russian, including appropriate translation equivalents of foreign words from languages that don't h…
Questions about pronouns of all kinds: personal pronouns (me), indefinite pronouns (some), relative pronouns (which) and so on..