ждать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьdati (to wait, to await), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *g(e)id-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰidʰ-. Compare Old High German gīt (avarice) and Old Prussian gēide (they are waiting). [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʐdatʲ]
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

ждать (ždatʹimpf (perfective подожда́ть)

  1. to wait, to wait for (+ genitive case)
    Ждать конца́ войны́.
    Ždatʹ koncá vojný.
    To wait for the end of the war.
  2. to expect, to await

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyganenko, G. B. (1989), “ждать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 2nd edition, Kiev: Radjansʹka škola, page 127