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    Hello guys.

    When I want to express in russian the meaning of the process when a person sits and thinks about something I don't have a specific verb in my mind.
    When I say "think", I mean trying to understand a situation, behavior, fact etc. in order to take action or not. Differently "active and focused thinking". If I am correct this process is called "contemplation".

    In russian three words come in my mind:
    1. мыслить
    2. размыщлять
    3. задумываться

    How wrong I am in my translation?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    1. Мыслить is right but it is used very rare.
    2. РазмыШлять -great
    3. Задумываться has a litlle bit another meaning. It is like to dive into smbd thoughts, to start thinking.
    4.Обдумывать
    5. Осмысливать

    Colloquial : обмозговывать, ломать себе голову, раскидывать умом.
    There are many synonyms but some are not interchangeable, so it is better to see a context in order to choose a proper verb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexandraMe View Post
    There are many synonyms but some are not interchangeable, so it is better to see a context in order to choose a proper verb.
    Спасибо я уже начал расмышлять об этом
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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