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What is the difference between the plural and singular forms of "Like" (нравится) in Russian

 

I can not tell the difference in pronunciation. Can someone help?

For learning: Russian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    If you mean the third person, the singular form of the verb "нравиться" is "нравится".
    (He)The boy likes the toy. Мальчику нравится (игрушка)-(a singular noun)
    (She)The girl likes the toy. Девочке нравится (игрушка)- (a singular noun)
    (It)The cat likes the toy. Кошке нравится (игрушка)- (a singular noun)
    (They)The children like the toy. Детям нравится (игрушка)-(a singular noun)

    The plural form of the verb is "нравятся".
    The boy likes the toys. Мальчику нравятся (игрушки)-(a plural noun)
    (She)The girl likes the toys. Девочке нравятся (игрушки)-(a plural noun)
    (It)The cat likes the toys. Кошке нравятся (игрушки)-(a plural noun)
    (They)The children like the toys. Детям нравятся (игрушки)-(a plural noun)

    As for the pronunciation, in "нравится" there is the sound [и] (like [i]) after the Russian letter "в".
    In "нравятся" there is the sound ['а] (like [jʌ] in the word "yummy") after the Russian letter "в".

    There is almost none, because the accent/stress is on the first vovel. So if you pronounce it quickly as in a regular spoken speech, then nobody will hear a difference.

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