плакать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

пла́кать ‎(plákatʹimpf ‎(perfective запла́кать or попла́кать)

  1. to cry, weep
  2. to mourn, weep
  3. in expressions
    Πла́кали де́нежки!‎ ― Πlákali dénežki! ― The money has simply vanished. / You can kiss your money good-bye. / You can whistle for your money.
    Πа́лка по нему́ пла́чет.‎ ― Πálka po nemú pláčet. ― He's asking for it. / What he needs is a thrashing.
    хоть плачь!‎ ― xotʹ plačʹ! ― it is enough to make you weep!
    пла́кать в жиле́тку‎ ― plákatʹ v žilétku ― to cry on somebody's shoulder

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imperfective

perfective

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