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пла́вать

verb, imperfective
Partner поплавать
somewhat often used word (#2557)

Translation

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  • 1.
    swim, float, drift, sail, steam, navigate, boat

    swim

    Also: float, drift, sail, steam, navigate, boat

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A good example is ручка which looks like
1. pen, ballpoint
2. handle, knob, grip
3. arm
4. arm rest

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Imperative

singular пла́вай
plural пла́вайте

Accents: Mark the accent with a ' character behind the vowel, e.g. ру'чки. Leave out the stress when it is unambiguous, which is when the word contains ё or only one vowel (the vowels are а, я, э, е, ы, и, о, ё, у and ю).

Past

male пла́вал
female пла́вала
neuter пла́вало
plural пла́вали

Accents: Mark the accent with a ' character behind the vowel, e.g. ру'чки. Leave out the stress when it is unambiguous, which is when the word contains ё or only one vowel (the vowels are а, я, э, е, ы, и, о, ё, у and ю).

Present / Future

Present
Future
я пла́ваю бу́ду пла́вать
ты пла́ваешь бу́дешь пла́вать
он/она́/оно́ пла́вает бу́дет пла́вать
мы пла́ваем бу́дем пла́вать
вы пла́ваете бу́дете пла́вать
они́ пла́вают бу́дут пла́вать

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