плакать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic плакати (plakati), from Proto-Slavic *plakati.

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Verb[edit]

пла́кать (plákatʹimpf (perfective запла́кать or попла́кать)

  1. to cry, weep
  2. to mourn, weep
  3. in expressions
    пла́кали де́нежки! - the money has simply vanished, you can kiss your money good-bye, you can whistle for your money
    па́лка по нему́ пла́чет - he's asking for it; what he needs is a thrashing
    хоть плачь! — it is enough to make you weep!
    пла́кать в жиле́тку — to cry on smb.'s shoulder

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