иметь

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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьměti. Compare Belarusian мець (mjecʹ), Ukrainian ма́ти (máty), Polish mieć, Serbo-Croatian имати/imati, Old Church Slavonic имѣти (iměti).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

име́ть (imétʹimpf

  1. to have, to possess
    Я хочу́ име́ть друзе́й.Ja xočú imétʹ druzéj.I want to have friends.

Usage notes[edit]

Иметь is rarely used in Russian, except in set expressions ("To have in mind,") or when discussing non-physical objects ("He has the right,"). The most common way to express normal possession is "у + genitive subject + есть + nominative object."

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