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    What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    What is the difference between поесть and есть?
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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    есть - to eat
    поесть - to eat a bit
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    Thanks Оля

    and what is the difference between those two we've already covered and ест?

    есть - to eat
    поесть - to eat a bit
    ест - ?

    forgive me because I am in the very beginning stages of learning the russian language now. I just learned to spell nationalities in lowercase from your signature
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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPretzel
    Thanks Оля

    and what is the difference between those two we've already covered and ест?

    есть - to eat
    поесть - to eat a bit
    ест - ?
    ест - "(s)he is eating" or "(s)he eats"

    (есть - infinitive; ест - present, single, 3-d person)
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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPretzel
    I just learned to spell nationalities in lowercase from your signature
    I'm glad it's being useful, finally.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPretzel
    What is the difference between поесть and есть?
    "поесть" indicates a single act of eating a meal

    Утром я поймал килограмм кузнечиков и плотно поел

    "есть" is a more general term

    Есть надо часто, но помногу

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    Re: What is the difference between поесть and есть?

    I think I'll go out and grab a bite.

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