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    поверженный

    What does it mean? thx as in demon or angel

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    struck down
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    Adjectives ending in -нный are long form participles (past passive participles).

    Therefore you look up the verb, which in this case is a bit irregular, but:

    повергать

    Which means "to cast, to throw, to strike (down)"

    Therefore the past passive participles means "thrown down, cast down"

    E.g. Он был повержен - He was thrown down (short form)
    Поверженный человек жил в... - The thrown down man lived in... (long form).


    Another example:

    Написать - to write (perfective)
    Наисан(ный) - written.

    Книги написаны Иваном - The books are written by Ivan
    Написанные книги Иваном очень интересные - The "written by Ivan books" are very interesting.

    Вот пять билетов, которые были куплены вчера - Here are five tickets which were bought yesterday

    May also be written in a more bookish, formal style:
    Вот пять билетов, купленных вчера

    Short forms are indeclineable. Full forms are used to replace a Который clause. They agree in case, number and gender with the noun they describe (unlike который, which functions seperately within its own subclause)

    E.g. билетов (gen. pl), so купленных (gen. plu).
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    I have never seen an explanation for past participles before

    this one is great thx!

    just one question

    how do you find out the root for past participle

    написан
    куплен

    т.д.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    man I owe you...

    I have never seen an explanation for past participles before

    this one is great thx!

    just one question

    how do you find out the root for past participle

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    т.д.
    You use perfective verbs, usually.
    For -ать verbs, you just remove the -ть and add -н.


    -на
    -но
    -ны

    (Masc, fem, neut, plur).

    Or for the long form- нный, -нная, -нное....etc.

    The thing is, the stress often shifts back a sylable, but sometimes it doesn't and sometimes the feminine has fixed stress on the final а.

    Сделать - Cделан

    Работа сделана - The work is done.

    Some verbs, like открыть have past passive participles in:
    Открыт(ый).
    I think it is -ыть, -уть, -ять verbs.

    Е.g. - Магазин открыт - The shop is open.
    Открытый магазин большой - The open shop is big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Написанные Иваном книги - очень интересные
    Correct my English, please.

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    "Поверженный" may also mean "defeated".
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    I suppose you imply a Vrubel's painting "The demon defeated"?
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    Not only.
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