Russian suffixes

Russian Suffix Used for Traits of Character

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Did you know that one of the main suffixes used to form nouns meaning traits of character is ость? For example, верность, loyalty ответственность, responsibility трусость, cowardice жадность, greed.    ...

Russian Augmentative Suffix ищ

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Did you know that in the Russian language there are augmentative and diminutive suffixes? One of the most used augmentative suffixes is the suffix -ищ. Surprisingly enough, when we add...

Russian Suffix ость (есть)

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Did you know that the Russian suffix ость (есть) is used to form nouns denoting personality, qualities or characteristics? For example, бедный - бедность (poor-poverty) смелый - смелость (brave-courage) свежий - свежесть (fresh-freshness), etc.                                                                                                  ...

Russian Suffixes оват, еват

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Did you know that the suffixes оват and еват have 2 main meanings? They denote a sign, which is not very intensive, or a shade of the main color. They...