The Imperative mood

[box style=”4″] Дай, пожалуйста, эту книгу. – Give me this book, please. Не курите здесь, пожалуйста. – Please don’t smoke here. [/box] USAGE The imperative mood is used to ask for something, to give advice or to give an order.

The Future Tense

There are two future tenses in Russian, the simple future (perfective) and the compound future (imperfective). The Compound Future It is used when you don’t want to state that the action will be completed or will have a result, or

The Past Tense

The past tense is used to describe an action or an event in the past. In the past tense the verbs agree according to gender and number only. They do not conjugate according to person. Formation of the Past Tense

The Present Tense

[box style=”4″] Что ты делаешь? – What are you doing? Я готовлю ужин. – I am cooking dinner. Если ты хочешь, Анна может тебе – If you prefer, Anna can help you. [/box] The Infinitive Verb infinitives end in: -ть,

VERBS: tenses and aspects

[box style=”4″] Я пишу письмо. I am writing a letter. Вчера я написал письмо. Yesterday I wrote a letter. [/box] ASPECTS: IMPERFECTIVE and PERFECTIVE The Russian verb has three tenses and two aspects: imperfective and perfective. The aspects are used


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List of commonly used abbreviations

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