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уме́ть

verb, imperfective
Partner суметь
often used word (#484)

Translation

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  • 1.
    be able, know, can, be good, be a good hand

    be able

    Also: know, can, be good, be a good hand

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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

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Singular уме́й
Plural уме́йте

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

play
male уме́л
female уме́ла
neuter уме́ло
plural уме́ли

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 уме́ю бу́ду уме́ть
ты уме́ешь бу́дешь уме́ть
он/она́/оно́ уме́ет бу́дет уме́ть
мы уме́ем бу́дем уме́ть
вы уме́ете бу́дете уме́ть
они́ уме́ют бу́дут уме́ть

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