ждать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьdati. Compare Old High German gīt (avarice) and Old Prussian gēide (they are waiting). [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ждать (ždatʹimpf (perfective подожда́ть)

  1. to wait, to wait for (+ genitive case)
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita , Chapter 14
      Решено Лолиту отправить туда же в ближайший четверг. Вместо того, чтобы ждать до июля, как было намечен сначала.
      Lolita, it was decided, would be sent there on Thursday instead of waiting until July, as was initially planned.
    Ждать конца́ войны́.
    Ždatʹ koncá vojný.
    To wait for the end of the war.
  2. to expect, to await

Conjugation[edit]

Note: forms "ждя" and "жданный" are seldom used.

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ждать” in Galina Cyganenko (1989), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], (2nd ed.), Kiev: Radyanska Shkola, page 127