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Russian: Translations of the English Verbs Give & Take How do you translate the following English verbs "to give" and "to take" into Russian? I'm wondering if there are different verbs in Russian for each meaning of "to give" and "to take" listed here. We just use the same verb for all of these meanings in English. Hmmmm. Can you also please give me both the perfective and imperfective forms of each verb? Thanks. :) 1. to give - to hand/pass something to someone else She needed to look up a word so I gave her my dictionary to use. - to give something to someone as a gift I gave my mother a pink rose that I had picked from the garden. - to pass ownership of something onto someone else I didn't want my dictionary anymore, so I gave it to her. 2. to take - to take hold of something She took the dictionary from me and put it on the shelf. - to steal She broke into my house and took all of my belongings while I was at work. - to snap a photo I took several photos of the stable where I board my horse.
Jun 25, 2015 2:00 PM
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1. to give, to hand smth to sb -- давать (perfective) / дать (imperfective) I gave her my dictionary -- Я дал ей свой словарь I gave my mother a pink rose -- Я подарил своей матери розу I didn't want my dictionary anymore, so I gave it to her -- Мне был/стал больше не нужен мой словарь и я отдал его ей. 2) to take -- брать (perf.) / взять (imperf.) She took the dictionary from me -- Она взяла у меня словарь She took all of my belongings -- Она забрала все мои вещи I took several photos -- Я сделал/снял несколько фотографий/фото
June 25, 2015
Shawn
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Danish, English, French, Gaelic (Irish), German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian
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