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    Suffixes

    I know this must have been already asked somewhere before, but can someone explain the suffixes to me, as in the diferences between the word understand in "You understand" and "I understand" (Or are they just compleatly diferent words??)

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    Do you mean verb suffixes? Most verbs ending in ать, such as the word for understand, понимать, get this conjugation in the present tense:

    I -аю
    You (singular) -аешь
    He, she it -ает
    We -аем
    You (plural or formal) -аете
    They -ают

    So I understand is я понимаю, and you understand is ты понимаешь.
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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    Thank you V.
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    Technically, what V mentioned is called endings. Suffixes are the parts of the word that go between the stem and the ending.
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    So how is a russian word made up? May be I should go back and learn English properly before I start trying to learn Russian.
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    Z this is not ment to be insulting, or directed towards you in any way offesnive but, u have been on this forum as long as i have (давно), and well if u havn't learned any russian, what were u doing here this whole time? and why a russian forum, of all the forums? lol like i said nothing personal at all, я просто хочу знать, Ps, Z did u get my PM ?? pleaaaaaaaase say дa ! ok, i will tell u anything u want to know about russian words, but its my bedtime, and well my mommy is getting angry .
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by z80
    So how is a russian word made up?
    The word consists of: prefix (приставка/префикс), root (корень), suffix (суффикс) and ending (окончание). Combination prefix+root+suffix is also called the word stem (основа).
    Note the difference between suffix and ending: the ending is changing with declension (of nouns/adjectives) and conjugation (of verbs); the suffix never does. In brief: if ending changes, it's different form of the word; if suffix changes, it's different word.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z80
    May be I should go back and learn English properly before I start trying to learn Russian.
    If in Australia they teach English like they do in America and the UK, then you probably should.

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    Ha! yerh, you wouldn't think they actually taught us English here.

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    Although I only work on computers it's not too bad but still, you just don't get any time, and any spare time you just want to veg out.
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