умець

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Belarusian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Russian уметь ‎(umétʹ), Ukrainian уміти ‎(umíty) and Polish umieć.

Verb[edit]

уме́ць ‎(umjéc’) ‎(imperfective, perfective сумець)

  1. to be able, can, to know how

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The form умець ‎(umjéc’) and ўмець ‎(ŭmjecʹ) are used interchangeably and are considered the same word but are different in spelling and pronunciation. Like other Belarusian words, words starting with "у" + consonant are used after consonants or at the beginning of a clause, words starting with "ў" + consonant are used after vowels.