Infinitive Forms in the Russian Language is the one that you can find in a dictionary. It’s the most basic, starting form, and learning Russian starts with it. Russian Words Are Crazy. They change into a million different forms. They add different endings, prefixes, suffixes, and who knows what else. The infinitive (neutral) form is a help that we need when everything goes sideways,
Infinitive in Verbs
The Infinitive Forms in Russian verbs means that the verb isn’t connected to any pronoun, and has no apparent connection to time (no Tense). The most typical ending for a verb in its infinitive form is “ТЬ”.
Работать – to work
Говорить – to speal
Other typical endings in the Russian Language actually give us kinda passive form of some verbs.
РаботатьСЯ – be worked
ГоворитьСЯ – be spoken
Another possibility for a verb is the ending “ТИ”. It is just a variation of a classic “ТЬ” but still something to keep in mind.
ИдТИ – to go
СпасТИ – to resque
One more thing we Russians can do with the endings of the infinitive forms is to show that we do something ourselves. These endings would be “СЬ” or “СЯ“.
СпастиСЬ – to resque yourself
ВертетьСЯ – to spin yourself
If you see the verb with these endings, it means you are dealing with Infinitive Worm of A Russian Verb
Infinitive in Nouns
Nouns also can be changed into different forms. Changing the endings in them is called Russian Cases. This thing is completely crazy 😁, and really hard to understand. A slite difference in the ending of a Noun can change the entire meaning of a sentence. To figure out how to deal with it, we need to start with the infinitive form (the one that you can find in a dictionary)
Дом – a house
Город – a city
Basic Forms for Adjectives
It would be surprising if Russian Adjectives didn’t change into a bunch of grammatial forms as well. After all, the Russian Language is all about variations built around the same word roots.
The most common form for an ajective is nominative case masculine gender form.
Красивый – beautiful.
Новый – new.
You can start from there and modify it as much as you want. Enjoy the ride, and don’t forget to share⬇, subscribe, and book a free lesson in the Russian Language.
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