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    Irregular verbs

    Hi!

    I'm looking for a list of the irregular verbs in russian, but so far I found nothing.
    Does anyone have it?

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    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Here are a few
    I would have like the whole list, or al least a few more...
    But, it's better than nothing

    How many irregular verbs are there in russian? (aprox.)

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    Well there are quirks, that could be taken as irregular verbs. For example if a 'з' ends a verb's stem, it changes to 'ж' and the stress shifts to the 'у' in first person. '-овать' and 'евать' verbs don't techincaly decline regularly, but all verbs ending like that decline the same. So it depends what you consider to be irregular.
    Я знаю
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    Вилкою
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    Quote Originally Posted by omarsis
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Here are a few
    I would have like the whole list, or al least a few more...
    But, it's better than nothing

    How many irregular verbs are there in russian? (aprox.)
    There are hundreds of irregular verbs (I would guess 200+).
    Maybe there are more irregular verbs than regular verbs.
    The most common irregularity is a stem change of sorts.
    'д' changes to 'ж' in first person e.g. ходить
    'с' becomes a 'ш' e.g. писать
    or a syllable is added or dropped etc.
    There is a nice explanation here
    http://masterrussian.com/blverbs.shtml

    I do not know where to find a full listing of irregular verbs but I hear that "501 Russian Verbs" is a good book.

    Personally, I just learn verbs as I need them.
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    Kinda off topic, but how do you conjugate verbs that end in -нуть and -ыть?
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    вернуть - to return
    It is a regular verb of first conjuction.

    верну (Будущее время 1 лицо единственное число)
    вернёшь (Будущее время 2 лицо)
    вернёт (Будущее время 3 лицо)
    вернём (Будущее время 1 лицо множественное число)
    вернёте (Будущее время 2 лицо множественное число)
    вернут (Будущее время 3 лицо множественное число)

    Conjugation charts can be found here:
    http://www.multitran.ru/c/m.exe?a=ShowM ... =16168_2_1

    I need an example of a verb ending in -ыть and I will look it up.
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    забыть

    я забуду
    ты забудешь
    он забудет
    мы забудем
    вы забудете
    они забудут

    Another Irregular ending is "-стать", be it by itself or on the end of a word.

    перестать

    перестану
    перестанешь
    перестанет
    перестанем
    перестанете
    перестанут

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    забыть

    я забуду
    ты забудешь
    он забудет
    мы забудем
    вы забудете
    они забудут
    I typed "forget" into Multitran and one of the results was "забудь".
    The conjugation chart for "забудь" is the same as "забыть".
    "забудь" has a regular conjugation with the stem "забуд-".
    I guess that "забыть" was derived from "забудь" which explaines the stem change.
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    забудь is the imperative form of забыть.

    FORGET!!!!!!

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    Oops. I misread.
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    плыть, слыть, рыть

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    плыть, слыть, рыть
    Ещё мыть, выть, ныть, быть.
    Грызть.
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