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🕒 How do you Express the Past in Russian?


exRanger profile picture exRangerSeptember 2022
By correctly declining a given verb, most often (but not always) preserving the infinitive~present tense verb stem and adding an ”l” (”lo”, ”la”, or ”li”, depending on the gender/number of the subject) suffix. ”Alra” has pointed out several examples already, so I’ll not elaborate. But, suffice to say, simple past tense suffixization in Russian w/ the ”l” is akin to past tense suffixization in English w/ the ”ed” thing. But remember: BOTH languages have a LOT of verbs whose ”past tense” forms deviate from these simple formulas and are thus ”irregular” past tense forms.
Alra profile picture AlraSeptember 2022
There is the past tense of the verbs for that. Example to be - быть - есть - present tense. был, .была, были - Past Tense: to go - идти: я иду, ты идешь, он идет - present: я шёл, ты шёл, он шёл, она шла, мы-вы-они шли - past tense....