Grammar

Aspect in Russian verbs

The Russian verb system is dominated by aspect. You must learn aspect to understand Russian verbs. Unfortunately, many English speakers have trouble understanding the concept of aspect because our language doesn’t have it. Most Russian verbs have two aspects: imperfective and perfective. There is an imperfective form and a perfective form. Perfective verbs are usually… Continue reading Aspect in Russian verbs

Grammar

Unprefixed Russian Verbs of Motion

The verbs of motion are a special class of Russian verbs that are difficult for many beginners of Russian. They include much more information than English verbs. When we say “I’m going to the movies” and “I often go to the movies” we use the same verb “to go.” Russians use two different verbs: идти́… Continue reading Unprefixed Russian Verbs of Motion