Prefixed Verbs of Motion

Verbs of motion are one of the hardest things for Russian beginners to grasp. Over two years ago, we covered unprefixed verbs of motion. In this latest blog post, we will learn about prefixed verbs of motion (Глаго́лы движе́ния с приста́вками). But first, let’s go over the basics. Russian verbs of motion distinguish between unidirectional… Continue reading Prefixed Verbs of Motion

Grammar · Vocabulary

Russian Prefixes, Derivational Morphology

In this post we are going to learn about how a few affixes can drastically alter the meaning of a word. Affixes are small words that are attached before a word (prefixes) or after a word (suffixes). In Russian, these affixes may be attached to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, you name it… *Note: when referring… Continue reading Russian Prefixes, Derivational Morphology


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