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спроси́ть

verb, perfective
Partner спрашивать
very often used word (#95)

Translation

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  • 1.
    ask, inquire, demand

    ask

    Also: inquire, demand

Also

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

Usage info

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This verb is commonly used to ask for information, while просить - попросить to make a request of some sort, to ask somebody to do something, to obtain something. out of the request.

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Imperative

Singular спроси́
Plural спроси́те

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 спроси́л
female спроси́ла
neuter спроси́ло
plural спроси́ли

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

Note: Stress change

Present
Future
я - спрошу́
ты - спро́сишь
он/она́/оно́ - спро́сит
мы - спро́сим
вы - спро́сите
они́ - спро́сят

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