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    conjugation of "беспокоиться"

    I am having problem with the conjugation of "беспокоиться".

    E.g.: "bicyclists should not bother" (they should not write, not call, not apply).

    I have for the plural "велосипедисты не беспокояться". Looks strange to me.

    Next: is there a female form "велосипедистка/велосипедистки"?

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    Re: conjugation of "беспокоиться"

    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    I am having problem with the conjugation of "беспокоиться".

    E.g.: "bicyclists should not bother" (they should not write, not call, not apply).

    I have for the plural "велосипедисты не беспокояться". Looks strange to me.
    I'm afraid the context is not clear to me, but anyway it should be "беспокоятся".

    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    Next: is there a female form "велосипедистка/велосипедистки"?
    Yes, these forms are correct.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: conjugation of "беспокоиться"

    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    E.g.: "bicyclists should not bother"
    The translation would be "Велосипедисты не должны беспокоиться."
    There's no need to conjugate. In order to conjugate, you should avoid usage of auxiliary verbs such as "should" or "could." However, the verb "do" will still do (the pun was unintentional) because that's the only way to put down negation in English:

    "Bicyclists do not bother" = "Велосипедисты не беспокоятся"

    Also, I would highly recommend to revisit the translation of "bother" as "беспокоиться" because in lots of cases it would sound odd or very old-fashioned to a native Russian speaker.

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    E.g.: "bicyclists should not bother" (they should not write, not call, not apply).
    "Велосипедистам не беспокоиться".
    (a standard phrase to eliminate unwanted candidates )

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    Re: conjugation of "беспокоиться"

    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    "bicyclists should not bother"
    "Велосипедисты не должны беспокоить" as a variant of translation.

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    Re: conjugation of "беспокоиться"

    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    I am having problem with the conjugation of "беспокоиться".

    E.g.: "bicyclists should not bother" (they should not write, not call, not apply).

    I have for the plural "велосипедисты не беспокояться". Looks strange to me.

    Next: is there a female form "велосипедистка/велосипедистки"?
    a standard phrase to eliminate unwanted candidates: "Посредников прошу не беспокоить", "Агентов прошу не беспокоить", "Без опыта работы прошу не беспокоить"... "Велосипедистов прошу не беспокоить".
    "Велосипедисты не должны беспокоить", "Велосипедисты не беспокоятся" are not correct.

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    Болшое вам спасибо за ответы. Но у меня и сейчас вопросы относительно склонения существительних женского рода на "ка".

    На премер:

    "велосипедистка", родительный множественный: "велосипедисток" ?

    "еврейка", родительный множественный: "евреок" (как "велосипедисток") или "еврек" (как "чайка" -> "чаек") ?

    My "Russian Grammer" is comprehensive but not complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingberlin
    Например:
    "велосипедистка", родительный множественный: "велосипедисток" ?
    Yes.
    "еврейка", родительный множественный: "евреок" ... или "еврек" (как "чайка" -> "чаек") ?
    Еврейка -> евреек
    (basically "-йка" in this case turns into "-ек": чайка -> чаек, лазейка -> лазеек, копейка -> копеек, etc.).

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