плавать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *plew-. Cognate with English float.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

пла́вать (plávatʹimpf (abstract impf.), плыть (plyt’) (concrete impf.)

  1. to swim, to float
  2. to sail

Usage notes[edit]

Плавать is in the class of Russian abstract verbs. Its counterpart, плыть, is in the class of Russian concrete verbs.

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