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    хватать

    Деньги (мне) не хватает (или хватают)!
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    enough of a thing

    Not enough [theoretical "of" here] money.
    Не хватает денег.

    мне тебя́ не хвата́ет‎ - There's not enough of you for me (overliteral)
    э́того ему́ хва́тит на ме́сяц‎ ― "it will last him a month" - Of this for him there is enough for a month

    The thing, OF which there is enough is in genitive.

    According to wikipedia, this meaning of хватать is impersonal, and thus can only be used/found in:
    хватает
    хватит, будет хватать
    хватило and хватало

    All singular third person.

    у него́ ша́риков не хвата́ет‎ (colloquial) - he is not all there. Seems to be similar to English "He's lost his marbles."

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    Хватать/схватить/хватить can also mean grasp or grab. It's separate, and used quite standardly.
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    sum up: Денег (мне) не хватает.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXHoax View Post
    enough of a thing

    Not enough [theoretical "of" here] money.
    Не хватает денег.

    мне тебя́ не хвата́ет‎ - There's not enough of you for me (overliteral)
    э́того ему́ хва́тит на ме́сяц‎ ― "it will last him a month" - Of this for him there is enough for a month

    The thing, OF which there is enough is in genitive.

    According to wikipedia, this meaning of хватать is impersonal, and thus can only be used/found in:
    хватает
    хватит, будет хватать
    хватило and хватало

    All singular third person.

    у него́ ша́риков не хвата́ет‎ (colloquial) - he is not all there. Seems to be similar to English "He's lost his marbles."

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    Хватать/схватить/хватить can also mean grasp or grab. It's separate, and used quite standardly.
    perfect explanation.
    Мне не хватает советов форума Masterrusian.
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio1986 View Post
    Мне не хватает советов форума Masterrusian.
    correct

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    мне тебя́ не хвата́ет‎ - I miss you. I can't do without you

    also:
    мне не хвата́ет чего-либо - I lack smth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    correct
    Но ...
    Мне хватает советы Masterrusian.
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio1986 View Post
    Но ...
    Мне хватает советы Masterrusian.
    Incorrect!
    "Мне хватает советов ..." is ok.

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