Grammar

Past Tense of Russian Verbs

The past tense of Russian verbs is the easiest tense to learn! Past tense verbs agree in gender and number (i.e. singular or plural) with their subject. Forming the past tense is very easy. Simply remove the infinitive ending (usually -ть) and add -л (masculine), -ла (feminine), -ло (neuter), or -ли (plural). If the infinitive… Continue reading Past Tense of Russian Verbs

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