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    прощать - to forgive

    Listening to a song by Полина Гагарина called я тебя не прощу никогда and am uncertain about прощу. My best guess is that it is the first person singular form of прощать, but when I looked it up the correct form is прощаю. So, either прощу is a form of an entirely different verb or it's an alternative (or possibly antiquated) form of прощать. Does anyone know the answer to this question? Also, BTW, how popular/highly respected is Полина Гагарина in Russia? I see that her YouTube views are in the millions.

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    it's future form. "I will not forgive you ever" (or "I will never forgive you")
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    You are looking at the correct verb but at the wrong aspect.
    It is used the perfective aspect of прощать: простить.
    Look the table of wiki and you will understand:
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%B...%D1%8C#Russian
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    A lot of verbs end up with an Imperfective ending in "аю" and a perfective with the "same stem" that ends with just "у".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    Also, BTW, how popular/highly respected is Полина Гагарина in Russia? I see that her YouTube views are in the millions.
    She is both popular and respected. How popular? You said it yourself her YouTube views are in the millions. In fact, I don't think there are that many people who'd say "I don't know", if you asked them "Who is Polina Gagarina?"
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