RUSSIAN GRAMMAR

Russian Lessons Online:
Present Tense: Endings.



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EXERCISE:
  1. “He writes” in Russian is “Он пи́шет”.
    How would you say “We write”?
  2. “They are sleeping” in Russian is “Они́ спят”.
    How would you say “She is sleeping”?
  3. “You are drinking” in Russian is “Ты пьёшь”.
    How would you say “I am drinking”?
  4. “We love you” in Russian is “Мы лю́бим тебя́”.
    How would you say “They love you”?
  5. “They are going” in Russian is “Они́ иду́т”.
    How would you say “You are going”?

ANSWERS TO THE PREVIOUS EXERCISE:
A. He works as a doctor.
Present Tense (a fact).

B. Is your brother sleeping now?
Present Tense (a process).

C. It never happens to me.
Present Tense (never).

D. We have been studying for 3 hours.
Present Tense (a process).

E. I have sent you a message.
In sentences like this we use the Past Tense and not the Present one, because the part “have sent” specifies a result, whereas Russian Present Tense usually expresses facts, repeated actions or processes.

F. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth.
Present Tense (a well-known phenomenon).

G. Sometimes I want to call you.
Present Tense (a repeated action which is performed sometimes).

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