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    To turn

    I needed to say "you have to turn it" - the thing to be turned is a handle on a camera tripod which screws in.

    Which is the best verb to use in these cases?

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    imperfective perfective
    ‘turn’ (usually,
    more than one
    revolution)
    крути́ть
    враща́ть
    верте́ть
    покрути́ть
    (повраща́ть)
    поверте́ть
    ‘turn’ (usually,
    less than one
    revolution)
    повора́чивать поверну́ть
    ‘screw out’ откру́чивать
    отви́нчивать
    отвора́чивать
    открути́ть
    отвинти́ть
    отверну́ть
    ‘screw in’ закру́чивать
    зави́нчивать
    завора́чивать
    закрути́ть
    завинти́ть
    заверну́ть

    An imperfective form means ‘to turn (generally / each time)’ while a perfective one means ‘to turn (once)’.

    Choose any variant that fits.

    E. g.:
    ‘You have to turn the handle’ — «Ру́чку на́до враща́ть», or «На́до поверну́ть ру́чку», or…
    Please correct my English

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